Table 5

‚ÄÉRoute and duration of antibiotic treatment by chest x ray change and severity

AntibioticEffusion (65)Lobar (141)Patchy (435)Perihilar (127)Mild (155)Moderate (138)Severe (418)
None45602055428
Oral alone1147428391662
IV alone5162693543
IV+oral551062757058113285
Days IV antibiotics, median (IQR)4 (2, 6)3 (2, 5)2 (2, 4)2 (2, 3)2 (1, 2)3 (2, 4)2 (2, 4)
Days oral antibiotics, median (IQR)14 (7, 28)6 (5, 9)6 (5, 7)5 (5, 7)6 (5, 7)6 (5, 7)6 (5, 7)
Days total antibiotics, median (IQR)10 (6.5, 28)7 (5, 10)6 (5, 7)5 (5, 7)5 (5, 7)6 (5, 7)6 (5, 7)
Days in hospital, median (IQR)5.5 (4, 8.5)4 (2, 7)3 (2, 5)3 (2, 4)2 (1, 2)3 (3, 5)3 (2, 6)