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Table 4 Choice of antibiotic for PAP and time of discontinuation of antibiotics after surgical procedure

From: Effects of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatrics

Choice of antibiotic for PAPa Pre-intervention (n = 184) Post-intervention (n = 153) p-value
Monotherapy n = 137 n = 124  
 Correct 111 (81%) 114 (91.9%) 0.02
 Not correct 26 (19%) 10 (8.1%) 0.02
Combination therapy n = 47 n = 29  
 Correct 31 (65.9%) 29 (100%) 0.004
 Not correct 16 (34%) 0 (0%) 0.004
Discontinuation within 24 h n = 184 n = 153  
 Yes 83 (45.1%) 102 (66.7%) < 0.001
 No 101 (54.9%) 51 (33.3%) < 0.001
  1. achoice of monotherapy versus combination therapy was considered correct according to the guidelines’ recommendations