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Table 4 Targets for quality control among study hospitals

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

  Medical Surgical
Group Antrim Area Hospital (239 antibiotic prescriptions); n (%) Specialty Hospital (65 antibiotic prescriptions); n (%) p value Antrim Area Hospital (66 antibiotic prescriptions); n (%) Specialty Hospital (56 antibiotic prescriptions); n (%) p value
Compliance with guidelines (% of prescribed antibiotics) Compliant 172/239 (72.0%) 59/64 (92.2%) < 0.001 54/66 (81.8%) 51/55 (92.7%) 0.012
  Not compliant 45/239 (18.8%) 1/64 (1.6%)   10/66 (15.2%) 0  
  Non assessable 22/239 (9.2%) 4/64 (6.3%)   2/66 (3.0%) 4/55 (7.3%)  
  No information 0 1/65 (1.5%)   0 1/56 (1.8%)  
Reason for prescribing antibiotic is documented   225 (94.1%) 65 (100%) 0.046 55 (83.3%) 55 (98.2%) 0.006
Stop/review date is documented   125 (52.3%) 31 (47.7%) 0.510 32 (48.5%) 36 (64.3%) 0.080
Treatment based on biomarker data (e.g., C reactive protein)   168 (70.3%) 35 (53.8%) 0.001 28 (42.4%) 16 (28.6%) 0.112