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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients on the intervention wards and controls wards during the pre-intervention and post-intervention periods

From: An electronic trigger tool to optimise intravenous to oral antibiotic switch: a controlled, interrupted time series study

Characteristic Intervention wards Control wards
  Pre-intervention period Post-intervention period Pre-intervention period Post-intervention period
Patients 771 748 2154 2212
Hospital admissions 880 835 2458 2478
Medication orders (iv antibiotics) 1781 1534 4769 4294
Mean age [range] 68.3 [16–101] 68.4 [17–101] 54.8 [1–100] 54.1 [0–98]
Female (%) 405 (53%) 371 (50%) 1029 (48%) 1073 (49%)