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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for participated hospitals in the study

From: Prescriptions patterns and appropriateness of usage of antibiotics in non-teaching community hospitals in South Korea: a multicentre retrospective study

Hospital code Classification Location Hospital beds Number of human resources for ASP Existence of laboratory for microbiological culture tests Number of patients at the time of evaluation of appropriateness of antibiotic use
Physician Nurse Pharmacist Staff in IT department Hospitalization patients, March 22, 2021 Patients under antibiotic use, March 22, 2021 Hospitalizatio patients, May 31, 2021 Patients under antibiotic use, May 31, 2021
A Long-term care hospital Seoul 210 9 32 1 1 No 173 19 184 17
B Long-term care hospital Incheon 299 8 31 1 0 No 290 15 289 14
C Long-term care hospital Jeollabuk-do 99 2 6 1 1 No 63 1 62 0
D Long-term care hospital Seoul 229 7 45 1 3 No 213 12 214 6
E Long-term care hospital Daejeon 262 7 14 1 0 No 185 28 180 23
F Long-term care hospital Gyeonggi-do 256 8 53 1 2 No 111 3 128 10
G Acute care hospital Chungcheongnam-do 288 27 68 2 1 No 165 92 155 76
H Acute care hospital Incheon 195 17 99 1 1 No 122 54 108 55
I Acute care hospital Chungcheongbuk-do 361 70 194 4 3 Yes 312 169 309 175
J Orthopedics hospital Seoul 132 21 106 2 2 No 111 73 93 65
  1. Abbreviations: ASP, antimicrobial stewardship program; IT, information technology