Table 1

Use of antibiotic regimen as part of the insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in Sweden, presented as number of hospitals and hospitals divided by the three hospital categories community hospitals, county hospitals and university hospitals

 All hospitalsHospital category
(n=60)Community (n=27)County (n=24)University (n=9)
NumberPer centNumberPer centNumberPer centNumberPer cent
Antibiotic prophylaxis regimen
Knowledge of the trial
Hospitals using the new regimen
 Year of introduction
 Reason for introduction
  Read the article20635459606100
  Scientific meeting72232742700
  • *20 ml dose of oral solution of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim deposited in the PEG catheter immediately after insertion.

  • †Intravenously administered antibiotics before percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion.