Monitoring Antimicrobial Use and Resistance: Comparison with a National Benchmark on Reducing Vancomycin Use and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Figure 2. . Difference (postintervention period minus pre-intervention) in rate of vancomycin use and prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) (%) in 35 intensive-care units (ICUs) testing >10 clinical isolates of Enterococci spp., Project Intensive Care Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology (ICARE), January 1996–July 1999. Squares represent ICUs reporting a prescriber practice change targeted in the specific ICUs (i.e., ICU-specific practice change). DDD, defined daily doses.