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Table 1 Comparing the hospitals based on their bed capacities

From: Bed capacities and disinfection practices in hospitals in Istanbul are correlated

Parameter Large-scale hospital >50 Small-scale hospital <50 Total* P value
  n % n % N % p
Overshoes are worn when entering into intensive care unit 22 54 19 73 43 57 0.0617
Sticky mats are used 8 20 13 50 24 32 0.0144
Gas-plasma system is available 9 22 1 4 12 16 0.0780
Central sterilization unit (CSU) is available 34 83 16 62 57 76 0.0823
A physician responsible for CSU is available 15 37 8 31 25 33 0.5958
Sterilization records can be accessed retrospectively 39 95 25 96 72 96 1.0000
Air gun is used in washing unit 31 76 8 31 45 60 0.0003
Ethylene oxide sterilizer is available 13 32 40 15 18 24 0.1555
Automatized endoscope washer in operating room is available 19 46 7 27 30 40 0.1245
Endoscopy unit is available in hospital 39 95 17 65 60 80 0.0022
Automatized endoscope washer is available in endoscopy unit 20 49 8 31 31 41 0.5914
At least one of the autoclaves is older than 10 years 13 32 0 0 14 19 0.0009
Ground disinfectant is used in inpatient services 40 98 24 92 72 96 0.5550
  1. *No data about the bed capacity of 8 hospitals (10.7%) was available.