Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
  1. Primary research studies.

  2. Articles in peer-reviewed journals.

  3. Published in English.

  4. Data are presented from children and young people aged 21 years or under (and are reported separately from adults' data).

  5. Children and young people who received Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy treatment did so in their home or a day treatment centre and data from inpatients and outpatients were reported separately.

  6. Children and young people received at least 80% of treatment intravenously.

  7. Data from intramuscular and intravenous treatment reported separately.

  1. Studies conducted in developing/low-income settings.

  2. The full text of the article was unavailable.

  3. Case studies, reviews, guidelines, poster, abstracts, commentaries and editorials.