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Table 1 Antibiotic indication and regimen de-escalation by 72 h

From: Frequency of empiric antibiotic de-escalation in an acute care hospital with an established Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Antibiotic Indication Total Study Population
n = 240 (%)
Patients with regimen de-escalated by 72 h for each indication
n = 151 (%)
Odds Ratio
(95% CI)
Pneumonia 91 (38) 57 (63) 2.1 (0.9–5.0)
Sepsis 64 (27) 39 (61) 2.0 (0.8–4.9)
Skin or Soft Tissue Infection 27 (11) 12 (44) Ref
Fever 23 (10) 14 (61) 1.9 (0.6–6.0)
Urinary Tract Infection 16 (6) 15 (94) 18.8 (2.2–162.9)
Other 19 (8) 14 (74) 3.5 (1.0–12.5)