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Table 5 Appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy (AEAT) through three time periods by place of acquisition

From: Trends in antimicrobial resistance and empiric antibiotic therapy of bloodstream infections at a general hospital in Mid-Norway: a prospective observational study

  2002–2005 (n = 582) 2006–2009 (n = 638) 2010–2013 (n = 775)
AEAT within 6 h
 Community acquired BSI 61.7 63.4 67.1
 Health care-associated BSI 64.0 53.6 67.2
 Hospital acquired BSI 43.9 46.4 59.0
AEAT within 24 h
 Community acquired BSI 84.2 89.4 88.4
 Health care-associated BSI 76.7 81.3 84.4
 Hospital acquired BSI 72.2 73.9 83.1
  1. Percent of patients with bloodstream infection (BSI) receiving AEAT within 6 h and within 24 h