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Table 2 Average proportion of appropriate prescriptions on day 1 and day 4 of treatment during the observation period by hospital and by criterion of appropriateness

From: Effect of drug utilization reviews on the quality of in-hospital prescribing: a quasi-experimental study

Criteria DUR hospital Number of prescriptions Day 1 of treatment Day 4 of treatment
    (95% Confidence Interval)
Indication for use concurrent† 771 82.27 (78.48 – 85.70) 84.51 (81.29 – 87.73)
  retrospective‡ 692 65.54 (61.62 – 69.46) 76.04 (72.65 – 79.43)
  control§ 1 040 76.77 (73.53 – 80.01) 83.20 (80.58 – 85.82)
Combination therapy concurrent† 771 45.20 (40.95 – 49.45) 55.26 (51.52 – 59.00)
  retrospective‡ 692 39.27 (35.64 – 42.90) 53.68 (49.54 – 57.82)
  control§ 1 040 37.87 (33.86 – 41.88) 52.75 (49.40 – 56.10)
Dosage (not further analysed) concurrent† 771 95.81 (94.53 – 97.09) 96.35 (95.16 – 97.54)
  retrospective‡ 692 96.33 (94.94 – 97.72) 98.16 (97.03 – 99.29)
  control§ 1 040 96.72 (95.59 – 97.85) 97.24 (96.20 – 98.28)
Drug Interactions (not further analysed) concurrent† 771 98.00 (96.99 – 99.01) 98.41 (97.45 – 99.37)
  retrospective‡ 692 96.97 (95.75 – 98.19) 96.88 (95.67 – 98.09)
  control§ 1 040 97.34 (96.43 – 98.25) 98.37 (97,59 – 99.15)
  1. based on 52 months of observation
  2. based on 53 months of observation
  3. § based on 57 months of observation