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Table 2 Indication and inappropriateness of antibiotic use among patients involved in study (n = 1185)

From: Pattern of inappropriate antibiotic use among hospitalized patients in Pakistan: a longitudinal surveillance and implications

IndicationPatient receiving antibioticsInappropriate N (%)
Frequency (N)Percent (%)
Skin and soft tissue infection36330.7285 (78.5)
Respiratory tract infection32327.2203 (62.8)
Urinary tract infection18315.4138 (75.4)
Gastrointestinal infection14011.896 (68.6)
Pre-operative Prophylaxis14212.096 (67.6)
Blood stream infection343.014 (41.2)