Table 2

Microbiological tests [n (%)] and isolates (>10%) among those with positive cultures
Intervention Non intervention
Complete Partial Non adherence Total
N 199 141 231 571 602
Patients with no microbiological tests 42 (21.1) 35 (24.8) 86 (37.2) a 163 (28.5) 212 (35.2)
Patients with serology 17 (8.5) 3 (2.1) 9 (3.9) 29 (5.1) 22 (3.7)
Patients with culture 140 (70.4) 103 (73.1) 136 (58.8) 379 (66.4) 368 (61.1)
Positive cultures 80 (57.1) 65 (63.1) 80 (58.8) 225 (59.3) 177 (48.1)
  E. coli 16 (20.0) 17 (26.2) 16 (20.0) 49 (21.8) 43 (24.3)
  S. pneumoniae 13 (16.3) 6 (9.2) 9 (11.3) 28 (12.4) 21 (11.9)
  P. aeruginosa 11 (13.8) 7 (10.8) 10 (12.5) 28 (12.4) 13 (7.3)

ap<0.001 versus complete adherence.

Fariñas et al.

Fariñas et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:292   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-292

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