Table 2

Reasons for Unnecessary Days of fluoroquinolone therapy

Number of Regimens

(Days of Therapy)


Unnecessary fluoroquinolone regimens (n = 70)

Non-infectious or non-bacterial syndrome

54 (292)

Redundant antimicrobial coverage

10 (58)

Coverage broader than necessary

5 (35)

Inadequate coverage

1 (6)

Part of necessary fluoroquinolone regimen unnecessary (n = 50)

Duration of treatment longer than necessary

23 (121)

Treatment not discontinued when no evidence of infection

16 (113)

Redundant coverage

4 (21)

Inadequate coverage

7 (44)


Werner et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:187   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-187

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