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Table 1 Hospital characteristics

From: Assessing the impact of the Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance (Global-PPS) on hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes: results of a worldwide survey

  n (%)
Hospitals that conducted PPS (n = 192) Hospitals planning to conduct PPS (n = 56) Total number of hospitals (n = 248)
Hospital type*
Tertiary hospital 134 (69.8) 29 (51.8) 163 (65.7)
Secondary hospital 28 (14.6) 16 (28.6) 44 (17.7)
Paediatric hospital 12 (6.3) 1 (1.8) 13 (5.2)
Other specialised hospital 7 (3.6) 5 (8.9) 12 (4.8)
Primary care institution 6 (3.1) 5 (8.9) 11 (4.4)
Infectious diseases specialised hospital 5 (2.6) 0 (0.0) 5 (2.0)
Teaching hospital
Yes 153 (79.7) 44 (78.6) 197 (79.4)
No 39 (20.3) 12 (21.4) 51 (20.6)
Number of inpatient beds**
Less than 100 20 (10.4) 8 (14.3) 28 (11.3)
101–250 43 (22.4) 14 (25.0) 57 (23.0)
251–500 59 (30.7) 17 (30.4) 76 (30.6)
501–1000 43 (22.4) 10 (17.9) 53 (21.4)
1001–2000 20 (10.4) 5 (8.9) 25 (10.1)
More than 2000 7 (3.6) 2 (3.6) 9 (3.6)
  1. *Tertiary hospital: clinical services are highly differentiated by function. Provides regional services and regularly takes referrals from other (primary and secondary) hospitals. Secondary hospital: clinical services are highly differentiated by function. Takes some referrals from other (primary) hospitals. Primary care institution: has only few medical specialties. Only limited laboratory services are available. Infectious diseases specialised hospital and paediatric hospital: single clinical specialty, possibly with sub-specialties. Highly specialised staff and technical equipment [25]. **Inpatient beds: accommodate hospitalized patients who stay in the hospital for a minimum of one night