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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005


Vancomycin and Home Health Care

Thomas G. Fraser*1, Valentina Stosor*, Qiong Wang†, Anne Allen‡, and Teresa R. Zembower*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA; †University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois, USA; ‡Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Table 6

Factors associated with appropriate use of vancomycin by multivariate analysis using stepwise logistic regression analysis

Variable Odds ratio (95% CI)* p value
Attempt at a microbiologic diagnosis 5.93 (2.26–15.54) 0.0003
Discharge from a medical service 2.62 (1.53–4.48) 0.0004
History of a malignancy 3.02 (1.40–6.53) 0.0050
Obtaining a wound culture 2.08 (1.19–3.64) 0.0107
Age <65 0.50 (0.26–.094) 0.0321

*CI, confidence interval.

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1Current affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA