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Table 3 The appropriate prescription in patients receiving prophylactic antimicrobials and the proven infection, clinically and microbiologically appropriate treatment ratios in patients that were treated for an infection.

From: A multicenter point-prevalence study: antimicrobial prescription frequencies in hospitalized patients in turkey

   n %
Prophylactic antimicrobial use Appropriate 671 52.46*
  Inappropriate 423 33.07*
  Not reported 185 14.46
  TOTAL 1279  
Clinically Proven infection 807 57.15
  Appropriate 869 61.54**
  Inappropriate 364 25.77**
  Not reported 179 12.67
  TOTAL 1412 100
Microbiologically Appropriate 274 84.04***
  Inappropriate 52 15.95***
  Not reported 88 6.23
  TOTAL 414**** 100
  No microbiological data 986 69.83
  1. *t = 9.91, SD = 1092, p < 0.00
  2. **t = 19.16, SD = 1231, p < 0.001
  3. *** t = 15.79, SD = 324, p < 0.001
  4. ****The microbiological data was not available for all patients.