|Outcomes at discharge||SDD||Standard care||RRR (95% CI)||NNT (CI)|
|*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.|
|†Based on data from 773 of 934 patients.|
|ICU mortality||15%||23%||35%(15 to 51)||13 (8 to 33)|
|Hospital mortality||24%||31%||22% (4 to 37)||15 (8 to 83)|
|Acquired colonisation with ⩾1 resistant strain of gram negative bacteria†||16%||26%||38% (18 to 54)||10 (7 to 23)|
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract reduced intensive care unit and hospital mortality in adults
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