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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship in a 126-bed community hospital with close communication between pharmacists working on post-prescription audit, ward pharmacists, and the antimicrobial stewardship team

  pre-AS period post-AS period p-value
  (n = 288) (n = 247)  
Age (years) 81.9 ± 13.8 82.9 ± 12.2 0.281
Sex (F/M) 129/159 111/136 0.973
Body weight (Kg) 47.0 ± 13.8 46.8 ± 14.3 0.435
CCr (mL/min) 46.2 ± 30.7 45.4 ± 30.0 0.363
Focus of infection
 Respiratory 148 (51) 152 (62) 0.212
 Urinary tract 75 (26) 44 (18) 0.068
 Gastrointestinal and Intraabdominal 38 (13) 27 (11) 0.479
 Bone and soft tissue 17 (6) 13 (5) 0.762
 Others 10 (4) 12 (5) 0.440
  1. Values are presented as means±SD or numbers (%), CCr Creatinine clearance
  2. Data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U-test or chi-squared test