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Table 5 Appropriateness of antibiotic prescriptions in infectious cases

From: Prescriptions patterns and appropriateness of usage of antibiotics in non-teaching community hospitals in South Korea: a multicentre retrospective study

  Long-term care hospitals Acute care hospitals P-value All hospitals
Appropriateness of diagnosis for infectious diseases1 (%)
 By each antibiotic 282/370 (76.2) 119/155 (76.8) 0.078 401/525 (76.4)
 By each patient 191/260 (73.5) 93/123 (75.6) 0.122 284/383 (74.2)
Appropriateness of antibiotic prescription, by each antibiotic (%)     < 0.001  
 Optimal 49/370 (13.2) 65/155 (41.9)   114/525 (21.7)
 Suboptimal 29/370 (7.8) 12/155 (7.7)   41/525 (7.8)
 Inappropriate 98/370 (26.5) 54/155 (34.8)   152/525 (29.0)
 N/A 194/370 (52.4) 24/155 (15.5)   218/525 (41.5)
Appropriateness of antibiotic, by each patient (%)     < 0.001  
 Optimal 29/260 (11.2) 48/123 (39.0)   77/383 (20.1)
 Suboptimal: one or more antibiotics were suboptimal 26/260 (10.0) 9/123 (7.3)   35/383 (9.1)
 Suboptimal: unnecessary combination therapy 1/260 (0.4) 3/123 (2.4)   4/383 (1.0)
 Inappropriate 75/260 (28.8) 41/123 (33.3)   116/383 (30.3)
 N/A 129/260 (49.6) 22/123 (17.9)   151/383 (39.4)
Appropriateness of antibiotic prescription only in cases with the appropriate diagnosis, by each antibiotic (%)     < 0.001  
 Optimal 49/282 (17.4) 64/119 (53.8)   113/401 (28.2)
 Suboptimal 27/282 (9.6) 9/119 (7.6)   36/401 (9.0)
 Inappropriate 53/282 (18.8) 32/119 (26.9)   85/401 (21.2)
 N/A 153/282 (54.3) 14/119 (11.8)   167/401 (41.6)
Appropriateness of antibiotic prescription only in cases with the appropriate diagnosis, by each patient (%)     < 0.001  
 Optimal 29/191 (15.2) 48/93 (51.6)   77/284 (27.1)
 Suboptimal: one or more antibiotics were suboptimal 24/191 (12.6) 7/93 (7.5)   31/284 (10.9)
 Suboptimal: unnecessary combination therapy 1/191 (0.5) 3/93 (3.2)   4/284 (1.4)
 Inappropriate 43/191 (22.5) 23/93 (24.7)   66/284 (23.2)
 N/A 94/191 (49.2) 12/93 (12.9)   106/284 (37.3)
  1. 1In the cases when antibiotics were prescribed for the treatment of infectious diseases