TABLE 1

Characteristics of Hospitals Submitting At Least 1 Month of Data to the NHSN AU Option From 1 or More Neonatal Units, 2011–2018 (n = 351)

CharacteristicFacilities, n (%)
Facility type
 General acute care316 (90.0)
 Military13 (3.7)
 Children’s10 (2.8)
 Critical access6 (1.7)
 Women’s3 (0.9)
 Women’s and children’s3 (0.9)
Teaching statusa
 Nonteaching97 (27.6)
 Undergraduate teaching54 (15.4)
 Graduate teaching79 (22.5)
 Major teaching121 (34.5)
Bed size
 >200 beds241 (68.7)
 51–200 beds91 (25.9)
 ≤50 beds19 (5.4)
Location types reported
 Special care nursery or NICU only147 (41.9)
 Well newborn nursery only59 (16.8)
 Both special care nursery or NICU and well newborn nursery145 (41.3)
  • a Teaching status as defined in and reported through the NHSN Patient Safety Component Annual Hospital Survey. Undergraduate teaching refers to a facility that has a program for medical or nursing students only. Graduate teaching refers to a facility that has a program for postgraduate medical training (ie, residency and/or fellowships). Major teaching refers to a facility that has a program for medical students and postgraduate medical training.