Table 2 Protocol deviations and complications
GroupOral group(nā€Š=ā€Š126)Intravenous group(nā€Š=ā€Š120)
ADid not receive treatment per protocol5 (see online figure)4 (see online figure)
BReceived treatment per protocol but subsequently changed to a second antibiotic other than rescue treatment37
CRescue treatment per protocol68
DNumber of children in group B who were also in group C16
EEmpyema requiring drainage03
FFurther course of antibiotics following discharge63