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Table 1 Characteristics of antimicrobial prescriptions

From: The appropriateness of antimicrobial use in the outpatient clinics of three hospitals in the Netherlands

 Hospital 
 AMCOLVG WSLZTotal
Number of prescriptions364199157720
 Antibiotics (%)276 (75.8)159 (79.9)134 (85.4)569 (79)
 Antimycotics (%)15 (4.1)12 (6.0)7 (4.5)34 (4.7)
 Antimycobacterials (%)9 (2.5)3 (1.5)3 (1.9)15 (2.1)
 Antivirals (%)38 (10.4)12 (6)4 (2.5)54 (7.5)
 Antiprotozoals (%)20 (5.5)5 (2.5)2 (1.3)27 (3.8)
 Antihelmintics (%)5 (1.4)2 (1)7 (1)
 Othera (%)1 (0.3)6 (3)7 (4.5)14 (1.9)
Indication for therapy (% of total prescriptions)266 (73.1)157 (78.9)124 (79)547 (76)
 Skin and soft tissue (%)65 (24.4)50 (31.8)29 (23.4)144 (26.3)
 Urogenital tract (%)41 (15.4)29 (18.5)38 (30.6)108 (19.7)
 Respiratory tract (%)41 (15.4)38 (24.2)19 (15.3)98 (17.9)
 Gastro-intestinal tract (%)37 (13.9)10 (6.4)13 (10.5)60 (11)
 Ear-nose-throat (%)26 (9.8)9 (5.7)10 (8.1)45 (8.2)
 Oral-maxillofacial (%)7 (2.6)10 (6.4)15 (12.1)32 (5.9)
 Ophthalmology (%)16 (6)6 (3.8)22 (4)
 Otherb (%)33 (12.4)5 (3.2)38 (6.9)
Indication for prophylaxis (% of total prescriptions)98 (26.9)42 (21.1)33 (21)173 (24)
 Medical prophylaxis (%)85 (86.7)34 (81)15 (45.5)134 (77.5)
 Surgical/intervention prophylaxis (%)13 (13.3)8 (19)18 (54.5)39 (22.5)
  1. Abbreviations: AMC Amsterdam UMC, location Academic Medical Center, OLVG W Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Hospital, location West, SLZ MC Slotervaart
  2. aOther: H. pylori eradication, bOther: < 10 prescriptions