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Table 2 Practice and appropriateness of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery patients in TASH (N = 131)

From: Pattern of antibiotics use, incidence and predictors of surgical site infections in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Practice of antimicrobial prophylaxis(AMP) N (%)
Preoperative AMP provision
 Yes 90 (68.7)
 No 41 (31.3)
Preoperative provided antibiotics
 Ceftriaxone 76 (84.5)
 Ceftriaxone and metronidazole 12 (13.3)
 Ampicillin 2 (2.2)
Time of administration of preoperative AMP (h)
 ≤ 1 34 (37.8)
 >1 56 (62.2)
Duration of postoperative AMP (h)
 ≤ 24 10 (11.1)
 > 24 80 (88.9)
Indication of AMP
 Indicated and administered 73 (91.25%)
 Not indicated and not administered 34 (66.7%)
 Indicated but not administered 7 (8.75%)
 Not indicated but administered 17 (33.3%)