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Table 2 Participating intensive care units (ICUs)

From: Concordance between European and US case definitions of healthcare-associated infections

Country Number of ICUs / Number of hospitals Number of ICUs per specialty* Median number of beds per hospital Median number of beds per ICU Median number of beds with a ventilator per ICU (n) Number of included patients
Mixed Internal medicine Surgery Cardiac surgery Other†
Austria 7 / 1 3 3 0 0 1 2,137 8 8 132
Belgium 5 / 4 3 1 1 0 0 854 18 18 1,318
France 4 / 4 2 0 2 0 0 504 11 11 323
Germany 5 / 1 2 0 0 1 2 3,200 11 11 689
Hungary 15 / 10 7 1 2 2 3 1,163 10 10 2,311
Italy 7 / 4 2 1 2 0 2 474 8 8 1,031
Spain 4 / 4 3 0 0 0 1 600 19 16 702
All 47 / 28 22 6 7 3 9 854 11 11 6,506
  1. * An ICU was defined as belonging to a specialty if ≥ 80% of patients in this ICU belonged to this specialty.
  2. † Other: Neurosurgery, Paediatrics, Transplant surgery, Burn, Neurology.