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Table 4 Effectiveness of the initially selected antibiotics in each group

From: Gram-stain-based antimicrobial selection reduces cost and overuse compared with Japanese guidelines

  Gram stain Guidelines p value
Effective 186 (89.4 %) 191 (91.8 %) 0.2071
Not effective 14 (6.7 %) 10 (4.8 %) 0.1999
Unknown 8 (3.8 %) 7 (3.3 %) 0.6865