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Table 3 Univariate and multivariate analysis showing involvement of the AMS team in discharge antimicrobial prescriptions

From: 'Careful goodbye at the door': is there role for antimicrobial stewardship interventions for antimicrobial therapy prescribed on hospital discharge?

Antimicrobial
Prescription
parameter
AMS involved (n = 46)
n(%)
AMS not involved (n = 217)
n(%)
p value Multivariate analysis
(Odds ratio with 95%CI, p value)
Appropriate antimicrobial choice 44(95) 171(78) 0.006  
Appropriate duration 17(37) 45(21) 0.023  
Appropriate dose 38(82) 150(69) 0.073  
Appropriate frequency 43(93) 144(66) 0.001 OR 5.6(1.9–19.2,p = 0.006)
Appropriate microbiology specimen 40(86) 104(48) 0.001 OR 4.3(1.6–11.6,p = 0.004)
Directed therapy 23(50) 30(14) 0.001 OR 2.8(1.8–6.2,p = 0.008)
Readmissiona 12(26) 36(16) 0.14  
  1. aHospital readmission definition as per methods section