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Table 5 Clinical improvement according to IAAT adequacy

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

  Adequate IIAT according to PEG guidelines p value
  Yes No  
N = Clinical improvement 104 103  
  85 48 < 0.001
  (81.7%) (46.6%)  
  1. * The table includes 207 patients. 14 patients of the final analysis set were excluded since clinical improvement was indeterminate as follow-up x-ray images or laboratory results could not be retrieved.