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Table 1 Description of the patient population admitted to the hospital

From: Ten-year decrease of acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia at a single institution: the result of a multifaceted program combining cross-transmission prevention and antimicrobial stewardship

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Patients admitted for >24 h           
Annual number of patient admissions 12 403 12 332 12 842 13 150 13 328 13 409 19 934 25 308 24 633 24 027
Annual number of patient-days 113 194 112 547 111 073 104 601 104 829 105 734 144 021 174 141 167 442 153 283
Average length of stays (days) 9.13 9.13 8.65 7.95 7.87 7.89 7.22 6.88 6.80 6.38
Mean age (years) 63.0 62.7 61.8 61.6 63.0 63.0 60.0 57.9 59.1 59.9
Annual number of surgical procedures 6 554 6 561 7 126 7 182 7 283 7 413 8 066 9 888 9 328 9 647
Annual number of patients admitted to the ICU 339 383 344 404 401 453 465 347 342 418