Denominator Matters in Estimating Antimicrobial Use: A Comparison of Days Present and Patient Days.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Patient days and days present were compared to directly measured person time to quantify how choice of different denominator metrics may affect antimicrobial use rates. Overall, days present were approximately one-third higher than patient days. This difference varied among hospitals and units and was influenced by short length of stay.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:612-615.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moehring, RW; Dodds Ashley, ES; Ren, X; Lokhnygina, Y; Baker, AW; Jones, TM; Lewis, SS; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • May 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 612 - 615

PubMed ID

  • 29576019

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6503660

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.54


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States