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Table 1 Accuracy of extracted duration and selected indications

From: Detecting inappropriate total duration of antimicrobial therapy using semi-automated surveillance

  Duration of therapy
(inaccurate duration/number of screened records)
Indication of therapy
(inaccurate selections/number of screened records)
Error rate location AMC (%) 10/200 = 5.0%
6 prescriptions not electronically prescribed (all were OPAT prescriptions)
1 prescription of which start fell before inclusion paeriod and therefore not included in the dataset
1 missing non-J01 antibiotic (oral metronidazole)
2 prescriptions were not terminated after discharge or death
18 transfers to other hospital leading to missing data
31/200 = 15.5%
Incorrectly registered indications affecting duration of therapy: 12/31 = 38.7%a
Error rate location VUMC (%) 8/200 = 4.0%
8 prescriptions not electronically prescribed (of which 5 were OPAT prescriptions)
14 transfers to other hospital leading to missing data
37/200 = 18.5%
Incorrectly registered indications affecting duration of therapy: 23/37 = 62.0%c
Total 18/400 = 4.5% 68/400 = 17.0%
Incorrectly registered indications affecting duration of therapy:
35/400 = 8.8%
  1. OPAT Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy