Table 1

Appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy (AMT) based on the Gyssens criteria5

CriteriaNo. (%) of patients (n=173)
Appropriate AMT104 (60.1)
Inappropriate AMT69 (39.9)
Incorrect decision
 No infection and no AMT needed but AMT given10
 No AMT given for prophylaxis but AMT needed3
 Incorrect choice21
 Incorrect use
  Improper dosage20
  Improper timing2
  Improper administration3