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Table 2 Cohort of neonates who received antibiotics and consumption patterns during hospitalization

From: Prospective audit and feedback on antibiotic use in neonatal intensive care: a retrospective cohort study

  Pre-ASP
Sept 1, 2011-Oct 21, 2012
During ASP
Oct 22, 2012-Nov 30, 2013
Gestational age (weeks) Admissions Received antibiotic(s) DOT per 1000 patient-days Admissions Received antibiotic(s) DOT per 1000 patient-days
Overall 1367 864 (63.2) 395 1215 716 (58.9) * 339**
≤ 28 198 183 (92.4) 391 177 163 (92.1) 322**
29–33 312 310 (99.4) 376 298 168 (56.4)** 354
≥ 34 857 421 (49.1) 414 740 326 (44.1) 364**
  1. *P < 0.05
  2. **P < 0.001
  3. ASP antimicrobial stewardship program, DOT Days of therapy