Table 4

Likelihood of starting antibiotics on day of admission in IDP and non-IDP teams, by likelihood of infection and risk of delaying antibiotics

Likelihood of infection as per documented review*Risk of delaying antibiotics (presence of sepsis/immunosuppression)Non-IDP (N=241)
Number started on antibiotics on day of admission/total (%)
IDP
Number started on antibiotics on day of admission/total (%)
p Value†
HighHigh17/17 (100)5/5 (100)
Low22/27 (81)4/5 (80)1.00
MediumHigh7/9 (78)1/1 (100)1.00
Low31/69 (45)2/16 (13)0.02
LowHigh0/0 (0)0/0 (0)
Low1/119 (1)0/29 (0)1.00
  • *Based on documented consultant review: high=infection most likely diagnosis; medium=infection on list of differential diagnoses; low=infection not on list of differential diagnosis.

  • †Fisher’s exact test.

  • IDP, infectious diseases physician.