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Table 1 Characteristics of participating hospital wards across France

From: Higher third-generation cephalosporin prescription proportion is associated with lower probability of reducing carbapenem use: a nationwide retrospective study

Characteristic ICU wards, N = 85 Medical wards, N = 227 Surgical wards, N = 181
No. of beds in 2013, median (interquartile range) 12 (9–16) 72 (36–150) 63 (44–99)
Type of HCF
  - University hospital 4 (4.7%) 4 (1.8%) 4 (2.2%)
  - General hospital 67 (78.8%) 139 (61.2%) 95 (52.5%)
  - Private hospital 9 (10.6%) 51 (22.5%) 71 (39.2%)
  - Cancer centre 0 6 (2.6%) 6 (3.3%)
  - Local hospital 0 17 (7.5%) 0
  - Rehabilitation and long-term care facility 0 5 (2.2%) 0
  - Military hospital 5 (5.9%) 5 (2.2%) 5 (2.8%)
Geographical area
  - North 30 (35.3%) 50 (22%) 45 (24.9%)
  - West 9 (10.6%) 25 (11%) 17 (9.4%)
  - East 14 (16.5%) 45 (19.8%) 36 (19.9%)
  - South-east 12 (14.1%) 33 (14.5%) 31 (17.1%)
  - South-west 20 (23.5%) 74 (32.6%) 52 (28.7%)
  1. ICU intensive care unit; HCF type of healthcare facility from which the hospital ward included in the study was derived