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Table 4 Indication for antimicrobial use, Serbian PPS study, 2017

From: A nationwide assessment of the burden of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use among surgical patients: results from Serbian point prevalence survey, 2017

Antimicrobial indication Non-surgical patients Surgical patients Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Treatment of community-acquired infection 2664 (64.3) 420 (12.1) 3084 (40.5)
Treatment of healthcare-acquired infection 380 (9.2) 370 (10.6) 750 (9.8)
Treatment of infection acquired in long term care facilities 61 (1.5) 33 (0.9) 94 (1.2)
Surgical prophylaxis   2089 (60.1) 2191 (28.7)
 1 dose   281 (13.5) 298 (13.6)
 1 day N/A 317 (15.2) 337 (15.4)
 > 1 day   1491 (71.4) 1556 (71.0)
Medical prophylaxis 721 (17.4) 386 (11.1) 1107 (14.5)
Other 37 (0.9) 51 (1.5) 88 (1.2)
Unknown 180 (4.4) 128 (3.7) 308 (4.0)