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Table 4 Patient characteristics in Belgian and Dutch hospitals

From: Implementation of the Infection Risk Scan (IRIS) in nine hospitals in the Belgian-Dutch border region (i-4-1-Health project)

  Belgian hospitals Dutch hospitals P value
Female 48.1% (298/619) 46.7% (514/1098) > 0.05
Median age (years) 66 71 < 0.001
Range 18–97 19–103  
IQR IQR = 25.5 IQR = 19  
Ward specialty < 0.05
 Surgery 47.2% (292/619) 54.4% (598/1098)  
 Medicine 52.8% (327/619) 45.5% (500/1098)  
McCabe score > 0.05
 Non fatal (> 5 years) 78.5%(486/619) 79.1% (869/1098)  
 Eventually fatal (1–5 years) 19.4%(120/619) 13.5% (148/1098)  
 Fatal within 1 year 1.9% (12/619) 2.3% (25/1098)  
 Unknown 0.02% (1/619) 5.1% (56/1098)  
Indwelling medical devices 63.3% (392/619) 66.2% (727/1098) = 0.186
 Urinary catheter 18.1% (112/619) 19.9% (219/1098)  
 Intravenous catheter 58.2% (360/619) 60.7% (666/1098)  
 Missing 0.03% (2/619) 0.08% (9/1098)  
Antimicrobial therapy 41.5% (257/619) 42.7% (469/1098) > 0.05
Rectal carriage
ESBL-E
15.0% (92/619) 9.6% (105/1098) < 0.05
  1. NS not significant, SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range