Antibiotic Use and Need for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care: Correction

Antibiotic Use and Need for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care: Correction


In an article about a study identifying potential antimicrobial stewardship needs in a long-term care facility,1 data for median days of therapy (DOT) were calculated incorrectly, which led to errors in the text and Table 1.

Table 1 Overall Antibiotic Use and Duration of Therapy over Study Period*


 

In the Results section, under the subheading “Antibiotic Use”, the statement about median DOT should read as follows, with the corrected values shown in bold:

The median DOT per 1000 patient-days per month was 38.97 (interquartile range [IQR] 29.06–43.87) for all antibiotic routes combined (IV, oral, gastric tube, intraperitoneal, and topical), 6.93 (IQR 6.09–9.62) for IV antibiotics, and 27.63 (IQR 21.73–33.78) for oral antibiotics.

In addition, the data columns in Table 1 reporting median DOT/1000 patient-days were incorrect. In the complete table shown here, all values in the column for median DOT/1000 patient-days (and interquartile range) have been corrected.

Reference

1 Wu LDY, Walker SAN, Elligsen M, Palmay L, Simor A, Daneman N. Antibiotic use and need for antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015;68(6):445–9.
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Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, VOLUME 70, NUMBER 3, May-June 2017



ISSN 1920-2903 (Online)
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