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Table 1 General characteristics of 222 participating hospitals in the study

From: The status of infection prevention and control structures in Eastern China based on the IPCAF tool of the World Health Organization

  Number (%) IPCAF score
Median (IQR)
Hospital type   
 Secondary care 125 (56.3) 655 (600–692.5)
 Tertiary care 97 (43.7) 720 (682–740)
Region   
 Hangzhou 34 (15.3) 686 (615–730.5)
 Ningbo 38 (17.1) 682.5 (642.5–718)
 Wenzhou 19 (8.6) 632.5 (592.5–720)
 Shaoxing 21 (9.5) 705 (632.5–722.5)
 Huzhou 13 (5.9) 692.5 (636–731)
 Jiaxing 16 (7.2) 712.5 (645.5–738)
 Jinhua 27 (12.2) 681 (605–737.5)
 Quzhou 10 (4.5) 695 (687.5–731)
 Taizhou 19 (8.6) 657.5 (600–727.5)
 Lishui 17 (7.7) 657.5 (624–681)
 Zhoushan 8 (3.6) 650 (549–686)
Hospital size   
 100–350 beds 85 (38.3) 645 (594–686)
 351–700 beds 65 (29.3) 681 (619–721)
 701–100 beds 31 (14.0) 697.5 (665–735)
 ≥ 1001 beds 41 (18.5) 730 (710–755)
Independent IPC department   
 Yes 211 (95.0) 685 (632.5–725)
 No 11 (5.0) 572.5 (532.5–645)
Establishing date of IPC department (n = 211)   
 < 5 years 19 (9.0) 642.5 (587.5–692.5)
 5–15 years 59 (28.0) 665 (607.5–705)
 16–30 years 123 (58.3) 697.5 (657.5–730)
 ≥ 31 years 10 (4.7) 720 (650–737)
Number of infection preventionists   
 0–2 112 (50.5) 645 (587.5–684.5)
 3–5 86 (38.7) 710 (667–732.5)
 ≥ 6 24 (10.8) 734 (720–757)
  1. IPCAF infection prevention and control assessment framework, IPC Infection prevention and control, IQR interquartile range