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Table 3 Antimicrobial use at Colonial War Memorial Hospital (n = 325 antimicrobials)

From: Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use among inpatients in a tertiary hospital in Fiji: a point prevalence survey

Antimicrobial agent, n(%)
 Ampicillin 58 (17.8%)
 Cloxacillin 55 (16.9%)
 Metronidazole 53 (16.3%)
 Gentamicin 39 (12.0%)
 Benzylpenicillin 31 (9.5%)
 Ceftriaxone 17 (5.2%)
 Other 72 (22.2%)
Route of administration, n(%)
 Parenteral 235 (72.3)
 Enteral 89 (27.4)
 Other 1 (0.3)
Indication, n(%)
 Treatment of community acquired infection 149 (45.8)
 Surgical prophylaxis 76 (23.4)
  0–1 day duration 31 (40.8)
  > 1 day duration 45 (59.2)
 Treatment of healthcare associated infection 53 (16.3)
 Medical prophylaxis 23 (7.1)
 Unknown 16 (4.9)
 Other 8 (2.5)
Length of antimicrobials prior to PPS, median (IQR)
 Overall 2 days (1–4)
  ICU/Burns wards 3 days (2–5)
  Other wards 2 days (1–4)