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Table 6 Overall appropriateness of treatment for SSTI cases

From: Antibiotic use among twelve Canadian First Nations communities: a retrospective chart review of skin and soft tissue infections

Overall appropriatenessInappropriate but not resulting in ineffective therapy, n (%)Appropriate, n (%)Inappropriate resulting in ineffective therapy, n (%)Unable to assess, n (%)
SSTIs (n = 134a)20 (14.93)82 (61.19)20 (14.93)12 (8.96)
 MRSA (n = 55)11 (20.0)28 (50.91)14 (25.45)2 (3.64)
 MSSA (n = 5)0 (0)1 (20.0)1 (20.0)3 (60.0)
By prescriber type (n = 131a)
 RN11 (11.96)58 (63.04)16 (17.39)6 (6.52)
 NP0 (0)8 (80.00)0 (0)2 (10.00)
MD9 (29.03)16 (51.61)4 (12.90)1 (3.23)
  1. aMissing data was excluded from analysis