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Table 1 Characteristics of residents started on antibiotics for urinary tract infection who were reviewed during the intervention

From: Implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program targeting residents with urinary tract infections in three community long-term care facilities: a quasi-experimental study using time-series analysis

Baseline characteristic Intervention (n = 104)
Age, mean, years (Standard Deviation (SD)) 80.8 (14.4)
Male gender, number (%) 70 (67)
Facility, number (%)
 A 22 (21)
 B 63 (61)
 C 19 (18)
Charlson comorbidity index, median (IQR) 2 (1–3)
Temperature, mean, F (SD) 98.2 (1.1)
Indwelling catheter in prior 48 h, number (%) 7 (7)
WBC × 109/L, mean (range) 9.9 (4.1–21.3)
Urine WBCs/hpf >10, n (%) 89 (86)
Urine leukocyte esterase, number/total sent (%) 89/91 (98)
Urine nitrites, number/total sent (%) 51/91 (56)
Meets criteria for UTI, n (%) 8 (8)
 No catheter 6 (75)
 Catheter 2 (25)
  1. IQR interquartile range, WBC white blood cell count, hpf high-powered field, SD standard deviation, UTI urinary tract infection