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Table 1 Countries with four or more institutions represented: (Number, with percentage relating to the total responses from that country per specific question)

From: Global variances in infection control practices for vancomycin resistant Enterococcus – results of an electronic survey

  Screening Cleaning Untagging
Country (No Institutions Responded) Universal Never Targeted On stool Same as others Increase in outbreak High tech non touch More than others Don’t label After time After swab After time + swab Never Untag
Australia (37) 3 (8) 3 (8) 31 (84) - 2 (6) 6 (18) 1 (3) 25 (73) 2 (6) 3 (9) 3 (9) 16 (45) 11 (31)
Canada (4) 3 (75) - 1 (25) - - - - 4 (100) - - 1 (25) 2 (50) 1 (25)
China (4) - 1 (25) 1 (25) 2 (50) 1 (25) - - 3 (75) - 1 (25) 2 (50) 1 (25) -
Denmark (8) 4 (57) 1 (14) 2 (28) - - 1 (14) 3 (43) 3 (43) - 2 (29) 3 (43) 1 (14) 1 (14)
Malaysia (6) 1 (17) 4 (66) - 1 (17) - 2 (33) - 4 (67) 2 (33) - 1 (17) - 3 (50)
Netherlands (5)   1 (20) 4 (80) - 1 (25) - - 4 (80) - - - 5 (100) -
New Zealand (7) - 1 (14) 5 (72) 1 (14) - 1 (17) 1 (17) 4 (66) - - - 2 (33) 4 (67)
Singapore (7) - - 7 (100) - - 2 (40) - 3 (60) - 1 (14) - 6 (86) -
Turkey (5) - - 5 (100) - - - - 5 (100) 1 (20) - - 2 (40) 2 (40)
UK (31) 5 (17) 10 (33) 12 (40) 3 (10) 4 (14) 4 (14) 4 (14) 16 (57) 5 (18) 1 (3) 3 (11) 2 (7) 17 (21)
USA (22) - 8 (36) 11 (50) 3 (14) 11 (50) 4 (20) 4 (20) 2 (10) 2 (9) 3 (14) 7 (32) 6 (27) 4 (18)
  1. Countries with fewer than four institutional responses: Namibia, Argentina, Brazil, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, DRC, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Japan, Malta, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand