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Table 4 Overview of studies evaluating the mortality rate at 28 and 60 days and 12 weeks

From: Incidence and outcome of inappropriate in-hospital empiric antibiotics for severe infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Reference Time of mortality assessment AAT mortality rate IAAT mortality rate Significant differences
Luna et al., 2006 [34] 28 days 29.17 63.46 0.007
Chen et al., 2013 [55] 28 days 9.09 38.04 0.001
Tseng et al., 2012 [51] 60 days 28.17 55.43 0.023
Kim et al., 2006 [8] 12 weeks 28.10 38.46 NS
  1. AAT, appropriate antibiotic therapy; IAAT, inappropriate antibiotic therapy; NS, not significant.