TABLE 1.

Patient demographics

Variable (na = 662)MeanSD
% Male63.10.48
Age (% of patients)
    <1 yr27.40.45
    ≥1 to <12 yr3.800.19
    ≥12 yr68.80.46
Race (% of patients)
    White54.50.50
    Black37.60.48
    Hispanic5.00.22
    Asian1.10.10
    Other1.50.12
Type of pathogen resistance (% of patients)
    Resistant29.20.45
    MDR15.50.36
Site of infection (% of patients)
    BSI31.70.47
    Pneumonia34.00.47
    SSI26.90.44
    Other7.40.26
LOS (days)
    Overall43.240
    ICU37.1b36
Total (range) costc ($)151,512 (152-1,056,054)144,944
  • a n = 662 (for gender, n = 661; for age, n = 605; for ICU stay, n = 498).

  • b Median, 26.1 days.

  • c The total cost is adjusted to 2008 constant dollars.