Table 1

Characteristics of hospitals and interviewees

Site characteristicsPhone interview hospitals (n = 14)Site visit hospitals (n = 6)
Location
    Northeast20
    Midwest53
    South30
    West43
Academic affiliation
    Yes126
    No20
Interviewee characteristicsPhone interview (n = 38)Site visits (n = 48)
Infection control practitioner156
Physician hospital Epidemiologist or chief of infectious disease55
Other physician leader419
Nurse clinician (clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, emergency room nurse, registered nurse)61
Nursing management (chief, executive, manager)57
Quality management15
Executive officer03
Other (risk manager, project coordinator, respiratory therapy)22
  • Please refer to Krein et al4 for a more detailed breakout.