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Volume 23, Number 11—November 2017

Research

Antimicrobial Nonsusceptibility of Gram-Negative Bloodstream Isolates, Veterans Health Administration System, United States, 2003–20131

Michihiko GotoComments to Author , Jennifer S. McDanel, Makoto M. Jones, Daniel J. Livorsi, Michael E. Ohl, Brice F. Beck, Kelly K. Richardson, Bruce Alexander, and Eli N. Perencevich
Author affiliations: Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Iowa City, Iowa, USA (M. Goto, J.S. McDanel, D.J. Livorsi, M.E. Ohl, B.F. Beck, K.K. Richardson, B. Alexander, E.N. Perencevich); University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City (M. Goto, J.S. McDanel, D.J. Livorsi, M.E. Ohl, E.N. Perencevich); Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (M.M. Jones); University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City USA (M.M. Jones)

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Table 1

Characteristics of acute-care patients, by year, Veterans Health Administration System, United States, 2003–2013

Characteristic 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Outpatient care
No. outpatients 4,357 4,532 4,623 4,705 4,719 4,784 4,945 5,083 5,193 5,281 5,355
Mean age, y, on Jan 1 61.5 61.7 61.7 61.8 61.6 61.4 61.1 61.0 60.9 60.7 60.6
Inpatient care
No. hospital admissions 470 481 489 492 498 516 536 549 552 552 545
Average length of stay, d 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.8
No. patient-days 2,805 2,783 2,749 2,718 2,701 2,745 2,747 2,748 2,735 2,675 2,611

Main Article

1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, April 25–28, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark; and at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring Meeting, May 14–17, 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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