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Table 3 Assessment of Prescription Quality According to Drug

From: Antifungal stewardship in a tertiary care paediatric hospital: the PROAFUNGI study

Drug Patients, n Prescriptions Evaluated, n Non-optimal Prescriptions (n, %) Cause a
Liposomal amphotericin B 27 105 12 (11%) - Unnecessary (9)
- Inappropriate (2)
- Inadequate: incorrect dose (5), incorrect duration (7), disagreement with institutional protocol b (5)
Posaconazole 12 32 1 (3%) - Inadequate, incorrect dose (1)
Anidulafungin 11 29 3 (10%) - Unnecessary (3)
Fluconazole 11 25 1 (4%) - Inadequate, incorrect dose (1)
Isavuconazole 2 9 5 (56%) - Inadequate: disagreement with institutional protocol** (5)
Micafungin 3 7 2 (29%) - Unnecessary (2)
- Inadequate: disagreement with institutional protocol b (2)
Voriconazole 2 5 0 N/A
Caspofungin 1 4 0 N/A
Itraconazole 2 3 0 N/A
  1. Abbreviations: N/A not applicable
  2. a The same prescription may not be optimal for more than one reason
  3. b Disagreement with institutional protocol, when available
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