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Table 1 Patient characteristics with therapeutic strategy.

From: De-escalation of empiric antibiotic therapy in sepsis - an indian observational study

Variable No change n De-escalation n Escalation n P value
Number of patients 148 74 76  
Age in years 57.62 57.81 58.18 0.96
HOSPITAL length of stay in days 11.41 10.68 19.21 0.0001
APACHE II score at admission 15.3 15.84 20.11 0.0001
SOFA score at admission 6.07 6.65 8.08 0.004
Number of patients expired at 30 days after admission 20 10 26 0.0001
number of medical patients 144 64 66 0.003
Number of patients requiring vasopressors 20 16 34 0.0001
ICU length of stay in days 5.85 6.24 12.42 0.0001