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Table 2 Most commonly prescribed courses of antibiotics across 68 RAC homes, 2014–2017

From: Trends, determinants and differences in antibiotic use in 68 residential aged care homes in Australia, 2014–2017: a longitudinal analysis of electronic health record data

Antibiotic No. of courses (%)
All courses (n = 40,549)
 Cefalexin 13,262 (32.7)
 Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid 5216 (12.9)
 Trimethoprim 3903 (9.6)
 Amoxicillin 3890 (9.6)
 Roxithromycin 2615 (6.5)
 Doxycycline 2589 (6.4)
 Trimethoprim with sulfamethoxazole 1452 (3.6)
 Flucloxacillin 990 (2.4)
 Ciprofloxacin 954 (2.4)
 Clarithromycin 910 (2.2)
Prophylaxis courses (n = 809)
 Cefalexin 482 (59.6)
 Trimethoprim 177 (21.9)
 Nitrofurantoin 150 (18.5)
Courses of antibiotics on WHO Watch list (n = 5529)
 Roxithromycin 2615 (47.3)
 Ciprofloxacin 954 (17.3)
 Clarithromycin 910 (16.5)
 Norfloxacin 473 (8.6)
 Erythromycin 346 (6.3)
 Azithromycin 156 (2.8)
 Moxifloxacin 44 (0.80)
 Ceftriaxone 31 (0.56)