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Table 1 Summary of healthcare contact for 45 study participants

From: Whole-genome sequencing reveals transmission of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a healthcare network

Healthcare contact Frequency
Place of residence before admission to study facility (n, %)
 Home 7 (46.7 %)
 Hospital 17 (37.8 %)
 Residential carea 21 (15.6 %)
Participants with healthcare contact 12 months before recruitment (n, %) 26 (57.7 %)
 Total number of episodes 60
  Median (range) per participant 2 (1–4)
  Inpatient admissionb 23/60 (38.3 %)
  Outpatient attendancec 35/60 (58.3 %)
  General practice attendanced 2/60 (3.3 %)
Participants with healthcare contact during study (n, %) 6 (13.3 %)
 Total number of episodes 19
 Median (range) per participant 2 (1–5)
  Inpatient admissionb 8
  Outpatient attendancec 11
  General practice attendanced 0
  1. aResidential care – any nursing or residential home
  2. bAdmission to hospital for at least an overnight stay
  3. cOutpatient department visit or visit to emergency department not resulting in admission
  4. dVisit to GP surgery