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Table 1 Compliance with obtaining blood cultures before antibiotics and antibiotic administration within 3 hours.

From: Clinical audit system in implementing Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines in patients with peritonitis

Number of patients Pre audit (n= 65) Audit I (n= 55) Audit II (n= 50) Audit III (n= 51)
Blood cultures obtained before antibiotics 9 (13.6%) 18 (32.7%)a 30 (60%)b 37 (72.54%)b
Antibiotics given within 3 hours 30 (46.1%) 30 (67.2%)c 40 (80%)d 46 (90.1%)b
  1. aP = 0.016. bP < 0.0001. cP = 0.463. dP = 0.0002.