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Table 3 Outcomes

From: Antimicrobial stewardship in high-risk febrile neutropenia patients

Outcome Pre-intervention period
Number of hospital stays = 273
Post-intervention period
Number of hospital stays = 217
p-value
Length of stay (days); Median [IQR] 9 [3–19] 13 [3–21] 0.061
Clostridioides difficile infections; N (%) 4 (1.5) 6 (2.8) 0.35
Invasive infection with ESBL-PE; N (%) 9 (3.3) 2 (0.9) 0.12
Meropenem-resistant isolates among Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections; N (%) 4/5 (80) 2/8 (25) 0.10
Transfer to the ICU for more than 24 h or death; N (%) 49 (17.9) 18 (8.3) 0.0020
Transfer to the ICU for more than 24 h; N (%) 42 (15.4) 10 (4.6) 0.00022
Death; N (%) 14 (5.1) 8 (3.7) 0.59
  1. Comparison of outcomes in the pre- and post-intervention periods in terms of length of stay, infectious complications and ICU transfer or death
  2. ICU: Intensive Care Unit