Table 1

Preintervention and postintervention delivery of chlorhexidine mouthwash and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solution

Before interventionAfter interventionp Value
Number of ventilated patients prescribed chlorhexidine four times per day per number of ventilated patients on the ward327/591 (55.3%)1483/1640 (90.4%)<0.001
Number of patients given HES per number of patients on the ward1178/2177 (54.1%)124/4022 (3.1%)<0.001
Volume of HES infused per patient630 mL20 mL<0.001