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Table 4 Management and clinical outcome of febrile patients in OMH

From: Hospital-acquired fever in oriental medical hospitals

  Total (n = 560) Infection (n = 331) Non-infection (n = 179) p
Medical consult 297 (53.0) 241 (72.8) 47 (26.3) < 0.001
Antibiotics 302 (53.9) 244 (73.7) 45 (25.1) < 0.001
Duration of antibiotics 8.0 (0.0–40.0) 9 (1–40) 5.5 (1–21) 0.002
Antipyretics 112 (20.0) 72 (21.8) 31 (17.3) 0.339
Surgical treatment 7 (1.3) 3 (0.9) 4 (2.2) 0.248
30-day mortality 46/477 (9.6) 21 (7.6) 14 (8.9) 0.616