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Table 3 Definition of OPAT Outcomes, The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy National Outcomes Registry System (NORS) User Guide, Section 3.8, Table 1 Patient Outcomes [11]

From: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) for aortic vascular graft infection; a five-year retrospective evaluation

Infection Outcomes
Cure Completed OPAT therapy +/− oral step down for defined duration with resolution of infection and no requirement for long term antibiotic therapy
Improved i. Completed OPAT therapy +/− oral step down with partial resolution of infection but need for further follow up OR ii. Completed OPAT therapy but required escalation of antimicrobial therapy during OPAT (without admission) +/− oral step down with ultimate cure or partial improvement (as above)
Failure Progression or non-response of infection despite OPAT, required admission, surgical intervention or died for any reason