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Table 4 Baseline characteristics of the two subpopulations in the final analysis set

From: Guideline-adherent initial intravenous antibiotic therapy for hospital-acquired/ventilator-associated pneumonia is clinically superior, saves lives and is cheaper than non guideline adherent therapy

Characteristics Adequate IIAT according to PEG guidelines p value
  yes No  
Number of cases 107 114  
Male/female 73/34 73/41  
Age (+/-SD) 63.4(+/-13.3) 65.2(+/-14.0) n.s.
DRG cost weight (+/-SD) 8.663(+/-5.947) 10.071(+/-5.882) n.s.
Type of intervention    
   Surgical procedure 102 99 n.s.
   Other procedure 5 4 n.s.
   Medical 7 4 n.s.
Primary diagnosis (ICD 10 chapter)    
   I Infections and parasitic diseases 1 2 n.s.
   II Neoplasms 18 15 n.s.
   III Blood 3 2 n.s.
   VI Nervous system 4 4 n.s.
   IX Circulatory system 63 67 n.s.
   X Respiratory system 2 2 n.s.
   XI Digestive system 4 2 n.s.
   XIII Musculoskeletal system 2 1 n.s.
   XIV Genitourinary system 1 0 n.s.
   XVIII Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not classified elsewhere 0 1 n.s.
   XIX Injury, poisoning and other consequences of external causes 16 11 n.s.
  1. n.s. = not statistically significant