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

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;1-4.

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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

  • March 26, 2018

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 4

PubMed ID

  • 29576019

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-823X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.54


  • eng