Table 1

Description of participating hospitals
Features Hospital
A B C
Number of beds 345 191 226
Number of in- and out- patient visits, 2010 >200,000 >150,000 >100,000
Range of MRSA infection1 rates per 1,000 patient-days, 2009 and 2010 2009: 0.00 – 0.08 2009: 0.00 – 1.07 2009: 0.00 – 0.17
2010: 0.00 – 0.11 2010: 0.00 – 0.08 2010: 0.00 – 0.08
MRSA infection1 rates per 1,000 patient-days, 2010 for month of sampling 0.07 0.08 0.00
Range of Clostridium difficile infection rates per 1,000 patient-days, 2009 and 2010 2009: 0.13 – 0.67 2009: 0.24 – 1.31 2009: 0.00 – 0.56
2010: 0.00 – 0.36 2010: 0.00 – 0.98 2010: 0.00 – 0.79
C. difficile infection rates per 1,000 patient-days, 2010 for month of sampling 0.26 0.76 0.79

1 Rates for bacteremia.

Faires et al.

Faires et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:290   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-290

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