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Table 2 Absolute numbers (row percentages) of prescribed T-PEP in guidelines (n = 29) that were not based on the HC recommendations or CGP guidelines in 2012

From: The use of tetanus post-exposure prophylaxis guidelines by general practitioners and emergency departments in the Netherlands: a cross-sectional questionnaire study

Vaccination history N (%) No prophy-laxis 1x TT 1x TT + TIG Complete TT till 3 + TIG 3x TT + TIG No informa-tion
General practioners (n=14)       
Immuno-compromised      * 10 (71) 4 (29)
Never vaccinated     1 (7) * 12 (86) 1 (7)
Incompletely vaccinated     * 4 (29) 6 (42) 4 (29)
Fully vaccinated without documentation (men born before 1936 and women before 1950)    * 10 (71)    4 (29)
Fully vaccinated without documentation (men born in/after 1936 and women in/after 1950)   * 8 (57)    2 (14) 4 (29)
Fully vaccinated with booster ≥10 yrs ago.   * 12 (86) 1 (7)   1 (7)  
Fully vaccinated with booster <10 yrs ago. * 12 (86) 2 (14)1     
Emergency departments (n = 15)
Immuno-compromised      * 10 (67) 5(33)
Never vaccinated      * 15 (100)  
Incompletely vaccinated    2 (13) * 1 (7) 7 (47) 5 (33)
Fully vaccinated without documentation (men born before 1936 and women before 1950)    * 10 (67)   2 (13) 3 (20)
Fully vaccinated without documentation (men born in/after 1936 and women in/after 1950)   * 9 (60)    3 (20) 3 (20)
Fully vaccinated with booster ≥10 yrs ago.   * 14 (93) 1 (7)2    
Fully vaccinated with booster <10 yrs ago. * 14 (93) 1 (7)1     
  1. When the guideline contained no information on T-PEP for a specific group, the guideline was scored as no information.
  2. *Recommendations of the HC.
  3. 1When vaccinated longer than five years ago, a dose of TT is administered.
  4. 2When vaccinated longer than 15 years ago, both TT and TIG are administered.