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Table 2 Comparison of compliance rates for antibiotic use between the CP and non-CP groups

From: Effects of a clinical pathway on antibiotic use in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multi-site study in China

Items Total
(n = 531)
CP group
(n = 352)
Non-CP group
(n = 179)
p-value
n % n % n %
Timely administration of antibiotics 455 85.69 319 90.63 136 75.98 <  0.0001
Use of recommended antibiotics 376 70.81 282 80.11 94 52.51 <  0.0001
 One category of antibiotics used 239 83.28 a 176 93.62 63 63.64 <  0.0001
Use of recommended combination
of antibiotics
140 57.38 109 66.46 31 38.75 0.001
Overall complianceb 232 43.69 180 51.14 52 29.05 <  0.0001
  1. aCompliance rates for the use of recommended antibiotics in inpatients with CAP who used only one antibiotic were significantly different from the compliance rates for the use of recommended combinations of antibiotics (p <  0.0001);
  2. bOverall compliance applied to cases that met the requirements of timely use of initial antibiotics (≤ 8 h), use of recommended antibiotics and use of the recommended antibiotic combination