Management by Primary Care Clinicians of Patients Suspected of Having Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

Table 20. Follow-up status following initial management of SSTI n=681

  680.x 680.x or 682.x
  MCNT WHA MCNT WHA
  Pre-Intervention Intervention p Value Pre-Intervention Intervention p Value Pre-Intervention Intervention p Value Pre-Intervention Intervention p Value
Total (n) 9 9   25 5   224 152   214 40  
Unplanned care
Seen in ED or urgent care (n) 1 0 0.3035 1 0 1.00 14 11 0.7062 4 0 1.00
Seen in ED or urgent care (%) 11.11 0 3.45 0 6.30 6.79 1.87 0
Hospitalized (n) 0 0 Not com-puted 1 0 1.00 6 6 0.5482 2 0 1.00
Hospitalized (%) 0 0     2.83 3.97    
Infection resolution
Infection resolved (n) 4 5 0.8188 24 5 0.6492 114 79 0.3215 202 39 1.00
Infection resolved (%) 50 55.56 96.00 100.00 57.29 51.97 95.73 97.50
Time to resolution, days (mean)* n=0 11.25 (n=4) NA 19.00 (n=1) 19.0 (n=3) NA 10.5 (n=47) 9.8 (n=63) 0.4881 22.33 (n=6) 20.75 (n=4) 0.6539
Infection still present (n) 4 4 0.8188 1 0 1.00 85 73 0.3215 9 1 1.00
Infection still present (%) 50.00 44.44 4.00 0 42.71 48.03 4.27 2.50
Antibiotic use
Number who stated that they were prescribed antibiotic at initial SSTI visit 9 7   26 5   196 144   195 40  
Number who picked up an antibiotic (if prescribed) 7 6 1.000 23 3 0.1729 188 134 0.2441 160 35 0.4036
% who picked up an antibiotic 77.78 85.71 88.46 60.00 95.92 93.06 82.05 87.50
Number who responded to whether they received a second antibiotic prescription 7 6   23 3   185 134   171 38  
Number who received a second course of antibiotics 1 1 1.0000 2 0 1.0000 34 19 0.3200 5 0 0.5873
% who were started with a second course of antibiotics 14.29 16.67   8.70 0   18.38 14.18   2.92 0  

Key: MCNT = Medical Clinic of North Texas, WHA = Wilmington Health Associates

*Sample size is reduced due to the exclusion of cases: (1) with infection still present and (2) who were contacted more than 31 days after their initial SSTI clinic visit (see page 4) and for which there is incomplete data to calculate time to resolution.

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