Table 3.

Prescribed Antibiotics and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Covering Antibiotics for Cellulitis and Abscess Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (681.x - 682.x)

Texas ClinicsNorth Carolina ClinicsCombined
Pre n (%)Interv n (%)p value*Pre n (%)Interv n (%)p value*Pre n (%)Interv n (%)p value*
Total number of 681.x - 682.x cases1752597106766128191258
Antibiotics prescribed738 (42.12)368 (61.64)<.0001265 (24.84)202 (30.56).00921003 (35.58)570 (45.31)<.0001
MRSA-covering antibiotics289 (39.16)166 (45.11).058249 (18.49)56 (27.72).0179338 (33.7)222 (38.95).0366
  • * P values from Pearson χ2 tests, Fisher exact test for small cells, and t tests for continuous variables.

  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, doxycycline or minocycline, clindamycin, Linezolid.