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Table 2 Characteristics of antimicrobial prescription regimens from 367 audits of 333 unique patient medical records

From: Implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program on the medical-surgical service of a 100-bed community hospital

Variable No. (%) of Audits
Antimicrobial therapy > 2 inpatient days 349 (95.1)
Antimicrobial agent number  
 1 199 (54.2)
 >1 168 (45.8)
Parenteral agent(s) part of regimen 336 (91.6)
Fluoroquinolonea part of regimen 206 (56.1)
Two anti-anaerobic agentsb 13 (3.5)
Antimicrobial indicationsc  
 Pulmonary 173 (47.1)
 Urinary 90 (24.5)
 Intra-abdominal 88 (24.0)
 Skin and soft tissue 46 (12.5)
 Other 25 (6.8)
  1. NOTE:
  2. a - Levofloxacin was the only fluoroquinolone prescribed among the audited records.
  3. b - Amoxicillin-clavulanate, ampicillin-sulbactam, clindamycin, ertapenem, imipenem, meropenem, metronidazole and piperacillin-tazobactam.
  4. c - Patients were allowed more than one indication per record audit.