TABLE 2

Characterization of Reported Treatment Burden for OPAT and Oral Antimicrobial Therapy

CharacteristicOral Therapy, mean Likert score ± SDOPAT, mean Likert score ± SDP
Comfort with antimicrobial regimen at discharge2.87 ± 1.512.09 ± 1.46<.001
Comfort with antimicrobial regimen at follow-up3.02 ± 1.592.82 ± 1.61.380
Reported caregiver burden of drug administration0.64 ± 0.841.30 ± 1.11<.001
Reported patient burden of drug administration1.04 ± 1.151.38 ± 1.14.034
Reported burden of routine laboratory blood draws1.87 ± 1.311.04 ± 1.17<.001