Table 1

Pilot hospital characteristics and midline utilisation data, January 2017–March 2018

Site number
hospital ID
Facility characteristicsMidline data
Total beds (n)Total discharges (n)Average LOS, daysAverage Charlson-Deyo ScoreMidlines placed
(n)
Total midlines abstracted, n (%)Hospital Midline utilisation rate
(%)
Median dwell time, days
(IQR)
Dwell time <5 days (%)
Site 133010 6234.55.801248150 (12.0)11.754 (2–6)67.3
Site 258416 6573.64.76183791 (5.0)11.035 (3–10)59.3
Site 344310 4645.04.9175688 (11.6)7.226 (3–30)43.2
Site 440416 5034.26.69174098 (5.6)10.545 (2–9)57.1
Site 531710 3203.96.3710059 (59.0)0.9712 (8–30)17.0
Site 630527604.56.15190137 (72.1)6.884 (2–9)56.9
Site 7107035 0515.15.57100890 (8.9)2.889 (5–14)30.0
Site 837814 8274.55.0917177 (45.0)1.157 (3–14)40.3
Site 987721 2054.95.4547493 (19.6)2.235 (2–9)57.0
Site 1027399774.14.55128967 (5.2)12.925 (3–9)52.2
Site 1140012 4304.86.0374695 (12.7)6.007 (4–18)40.0
Site 1231056002.55.14359116 (32.3)6.417 (4–25)41.4
All sites56911 66 4174.35.5899181161 (11.7)7.046 (3–12)49.0
  • LOS refers to the average length of stay for patients admitted to that hospital across all services.

  • Midline utilisation rate=total number of midlines placed per year in adult non-surgical patients/number of adult non-surgical patients discharged per year.