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Table 1 The characteristics of the study settings during 2013 and 2015

From: Economic burden of antibiotic resistance in China: a national level estimate for inpatients

Characteristics Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4
Province Zhejiang Shandong Zhejiang Zhejiang
Number of beds 3200 3500 1727 2100
Number of discharged inpatients yearly 170,000 160,000 80,000 50,000
Number of patients enrolled (% of inpatients with total positive bacterial infection or colonisation) 4541(60) 2535(40) 4993(100) 3921(100)
Number of patients with resistant infection or colonisation (SDR) 1112(20.37) 720(13.19) 1789(32.77) 1838(33.67)
Number of patients with resistant infection or colonisation (MDR) 2282(30.97) 1427(19.37) 1851(25.12) 1808(24.54)
Number of patients with susceptible infection or colonisation 1147(36.26) 388(12.27) 1353(42.78) 275(8.69)
  1. SDR single-drug resistant, MDR multi-drug resistant