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Table 1 Baseline and hospitalisation characteristics for included patients (i.e. hospitalisations at risk for hospital-acquired respiratory viral infection)

From: Droplet precautions on-site (DroPS) during the influenza season 2018/2019: a possible alternative to single room isolation for respiratory viral infections

Characteristic DroPS wards Regular wards P value
Patients (hospitalisations), no 741 293  
Age in years, median [IQR] 71 [57, 82] 72 [56, 80] 0.617
Female sex, no. (%) 318 (42.9) 149 (50.9) 0.025
Hospital days
Total no 3944 1659  
Per hospitalisation,median [IQR] 4 [2, 7] 5 [2, 7] 0.063
In multi-bed rooms, no. (%) 3635 (92%) 1366 (82%)  < 0.001
  1. [IQR] = interquartile range; no. = number; % = percent