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Table 2 Primary Outcome

From: Optimization of antibiotic selection in the emergency department for urine culture follow ups, a retrospective pre-post intervention study: clinical pharmacist efforts

  Pharmacist (N = 55) NP (N = 102) P value
Intervention, n (%) 7 (13)* 17 (17)*  
Appropriate 6 (86) 7 (41) 0.0778
Inappropriate 1 (14)a 10 (59)a,e  
No Intervention, n (%) 48 (87)* 85 (83)*  
Appropriate 22 (46)b 37(44)b 0.797
Inappropriate 26 (54)c,d,e 48 (56)c,d  
  1. *Percentage based on total patients per arm
  2. Chi-square was used to assess association between variables, if cell count was less than 5 in 25% of the cells Fischer’s exact test was used
  3. aAsymptomatic bacteriuria
  4. bNo change in therapy needed
  5. cNo follow up call or letter upon final negative or mixed flora urine culture
  6. dContinuation of antibiotic despite asymptomatic bacteriuria
  7. eInappropriate frequency or choice based on indication