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Table 1 Most prescribed antimicrobials and their inadequacy rates regarding dosing adjustment in patients with class III obesity

From: Impact of a hospital-wide computerised approach to optimise the quality of antimicrobial prescriptions in patients with severe obesity: a quasi-experimental study

  Total number of prescriptions (%) Total number of inadequate prescriptions (%)
Piperacillin-tazobactam 1332 (25.3) 184 (13.8)
Ciprofloxacin 930 (17.6) 60 (6.4)
Cefazolin 489 (9.3) 227 (46.4)
Amoxicillin-clavulanate 426 (8.1) 66 (15.3)
Metronidazole 257 (4.9) 97 (37.7)
Vancomycin 248 (4.7) 68 (27.4)
Ceftriaxone 213 (4.0) 13 (6.1)
Meropenem 186 (3.5) 43 (23.1)
Cephalexin 165 (3.1) 46 (27.8)
Imipenem 163 (3.1) 27 (16.6)
Penicillin 108 (2.0) 2 (1.9)
Clindamycin 107 (2.0) 63 (58.9)
Totala 5271 1051
  1. aAntimicrobials prescribed with a frequency of < 2% (less than 100 prescriptions): azithromycin (n = 95), levofloxacin (n = 84), ampicillin (n = 82), amoxicillin (n = 77), fluconazole (n = 73), gentamicin (n = 50). Other antimicrobials with 50 prescriptions or less are not reported