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Table 2 Unadjusted analysis of study cohorts exposed to the PAF and unexposed matched controls. All patients and grouping by suggestion acceptance

From: Clinical outcomes in patients admitted to a hospitalist service exposed to an antimicrobial stewardship program – a retrospective matched cohort study

  Exposed cohort Unexposed cohort p value
All Patients
 total - n (%) 348 (100) 827 (100)  
 Composite Endpoint 72 (20.7) 233 (28.2) 0.008
  re-admission within 30 daysa 37 (11.8) 76 (11.3)
  mortality in hospital within 30 days 35 (11.3) 157 (20.9)
  30 day mortality post dischargea 10 (3.5) 71 (10.7)
 No endpoint reached 276 (79.3) 594 (71.8)  
PAF Cohort - Suggestion Accepted or Partial Acceptance
 total - n (%) 285 (100) 681 (100)  
 Composite Endpoint 53 (18.6) 194 (28.5) 0.001
  re-admission within 30 daysa 32 (12.1) 65 (11.8)
  mortality in hospital within 30 days 21 (8.3) 129 (20.9)
  30 day mortality post dischargea 5 (2.1) 57 (10.5)
 No endpoint reached 232 (81.4) 487 (71.5)  
PAF Cohort - Suggestion Declined
 total - n (%) 63 (100) 146 (100)  
 Composite Endpoint 19 (30.2) 39 (26.7) 0.610
  re-admission within 30 daysa 5 (10.2) 11 (9.3)
  mortality in hospital within 30 days 14 (24.1) 28 (20.7)
  30 day mortality post dischargea 5 (10.2) 14 (11.6)
 No endpoint reached 44 (69.8) 107 (73.3)  
  1. Abbreviations: PAF Prospective audit and feedback service
  2. aSome patients met two composite endpoint criteria, (i.e., 30-day readmission and 30-day post discharge mortality), therefore of all addition of individual components may be greater than total composite endpoint