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Table 2 Appropriateness of antibiotic treatment duration and selection

From: Appropriateness of antibiotic management of uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized adult patients

Variable AGH (n = 120) WPH (n = 43) Total Cohort (n = 163) p value
Appropriate treatment duration, n (%)     .74
 Less than 10 days 22 (18.3) 11 (25.6) 33 (20.2)  
Inappropriate treatment duration, n (%)     .99
 10 to 14 days 63 (52.5) 21 (41.9) 84 (51.5)  
 More than 14 days 35 (29.2) 11 (25.6) 46 (28.2)  
Inappropriate broad spectrum antibiotics for > 24 h, n (%)     
 Gram-negative coverage 52 (43.3) 21 (48.8) 73 (44.8) .59
 Anaerobic coverage 46 (38.3) 19 (44.2) 65 (39.9) .59
 Anti-pseudomonal coverage 21 (17.5) 7 (16.3) 28 (17.2) .99
  1. AGH Allegheny General Hospital, WPH Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  2. p value represents comparison between study sites