TABLE 1

Characteristics of Hospitals Where Responding PPC Programs Operate

Hospital CharacteristicN = 54
Hospital structure, n (%)
 Freestanding and independent children’s hospital27 (50)
 Embedded children’s hospital associated with general hospital24 (44)
 Pediatric ward within general hospital3 (6)
No. beds, n (%)
 50–1499 (17)
 150–24917 (31)
 250–34911 (20)
 350–44910 (19)
 450+7 (13)
Hospital ownership, n (%)
 Not for profit48 (89)
 Public6 (11)
Geographic classification, n (%)
 Urban45 (83)
 Suburban9 (17)
US region, n (%)
 South20 (37)
 West13 (24)
 Midwest13 (24)
 Northeast8 (15)
Teaching hospital, n (%)54 (100)