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Table 3 Analysis of the frequency of with which vancomycin use met appropriateness criteria in Sao Paulo Hospital between March 1st and September 30th 2002, according to the CDC criteria (HICPAC,1995), at the 24 hour and 72 hour time points

From: Analysis of vancomycin use and associated risk factors in a university teaching hospital: a prospective cohort study

Criteria 24 hours 72 hours
  N % N %
Isolation of β-lactam-resistant Gram-positive bacteria 165 29.6 159 28.5
Presence of extensive mucositis in neutropenic patients 1 0.2 1 0.2
Infection related to catheter in neutropenic patients 1 0.2 1 0.2
Hypotension and sepsis in neutropenic patients 24 4.3 23 4.1
Total 191 34.3 184 33.0