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Table 2 Recommendations based on supplemental elements

From: Contribution of antimicrobial stewardship programs to reduction of antimicrobial therapy costs in community hospital with 429 Beds --before-after comparative two-year trial in Japan

Category Recommendations Accepted Accepted rate (%)
Total 465 251 54.0
Optimize dose 162 110 67.9
PK/PD based dose 80 38 47.5
Renal dose adjustments 67 60 89.6
Drug level monitoring 15 12 80.0
De-escalation 208 81 38.9
Other 95 60 63.2
Blood cultures 74 44 59.5
Alternate agents 21 16 76.2
  1. PK/PD: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamics.
  2. Drug level monitoring: Vancomycin and Aminoglycosides were subject to monitoring.
  3. Blood cultures: Additional blood cultures were recommended verify sterilization.