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Table 1 Overall Antimicrobial Prevalence by Ward Type in Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Patients

From: The 2017 global point prevalence survey of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Canadian hospitals

Adult Overall AMW HO-AMW T-AMW P-AMW ASW AICU
Number of patients on ward, N 3447 1947 47 50 54 944 405
Number of patients receiving antimicrobials, N (%) 1187 (34.4) 553 (28.4) 17 (36.2) 39 (78.0) 29 (53.7) 364 (38.6) 185 (45.7)
Number of antimicrobials received, N 1685 764 29 97 59 475 261
Pediatric and Neonatal Overall PMW and GNMW HO-PMW T-PMW PSW PICU and NICU
Number of patients on ward, N 671 278 37 40 105 211
Number of patients receiving antimicrobials, N (%) 213 (31.7) 66 (23.7) 32 (86.5) 23 (57.5) 34 (32.4) 58 (27.5)
Number of antimicrobials received, N 356 88 70 49 46 103
  1. Abbreviations: AICU adult intensive care unit, AMW adult medical ward, ASW adult surgical ward, GNMW general neonatal medical ward, HO-AMW hematology-oncology AMW, NICU neonatal intensive care unit, P-AMW pneumology-AMW, PICU pediatric intensive care unit, PMW pediatric medical ward, PSW pediatric surgical ward, T-AMW transplant-AMW