TABLE 2

Patient Outcomes

VariableShortened IV Therapy, N = 163Prolonged IV Therapy, N = 612Absolute Difference (95% CI)
Any recurrence, n (%)3 (1.8)14 (2.3)−0.2% (−3.0% to 2.5%)a
 Bacteremia (alone)2 (1.8)13 (2.3)
 Meningitisa 1 (0.6)1 (0.2)
 Osteomyelitis0 (0)0 (0)
Days to recurrence,b mean (SEM)28 (15)24 (8)9 (−13 to 31)c
Treatment failure, n (%)1 (0.6)6 (1.0)−0.3% (−1.8% to 1.1%)d
  • a Both cases of meningitis were accompanied by bacteremia.

  • b Descriptive statistics in which patients with recurrence (n = 17) were used.

  • c Obtained from a propensity-adjusted, inverse probability–weighted γ regression model.

  • d Obtained from a propensity-adjusted, inverse probability–weighted logistic regression model.