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Table 2 Inappropriate antibiotic use stratified by location of antibiotic initiation and infection type (n = 735)

From: Comparing appropriateness of antibiotics for nursing home residents by setting of prescription initiation: a cross-sectional analysis

  Overall NH ED Clinic P-Value*
n % n % n % n %
Inappropriate use across all Infection Types 359 48.8 304 47.5 16 47.1 39 63.9 0.048
 Inappropriate for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections 99 50.7 94 51.9 2 28.6 3 42.9 0.437
 Inappropriate for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 47 26.9 29 21.5 3 25.0 15 53.6 0.002
 Inappropriate for Urinary Tract Infections 213 58.4 181 55.9 11 73.3 21 80.8 0.023
  1. *p-value tests for independence between covariate and location of antibiotic initiation
  2. NH Nursing Home, ED Emergency Department