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Table 3 Antibiotics prescribed by indication groups among the study hospitals

From: Comparative point prevalence survey of antimicrobial consumption between a hospital in Northern Ireland and a hospital in Jordan

  medical   surgical  
Indication group Antrim Area Hospital
(n (%); 239 antibiotic prescriptions)
Specialty Hospital
(n (%); 65 antibiotic prescriptions)
p value Antrim Area Hospital
(n (%);66 antibiotic prescriptions)
Specialty Hospital
(n (%); 56 antibiotic prescriptions)
p value
Community-acquired infection (CAI) 170 (71.1) 39 (60.0) 0.086 37 (56.1) 5 (8.9) < 0.001
Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) 43 (18.0) 0 n/a 6 (9.0) 0 n/a
Surgery prophylaxis 10 (4.2) 11 (16.9) < 0.001 21 (31.8) 50 (89.2) < 0.001
Medical prophylaxis 15 (6.3) 15 (23.1) < 0.001 2 (3.0) 1 (1.8) 0.653
  1. n/a: not applicable