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Table 2 Data collected for patients included in the final analysis set

From: Guideline-adherent initial intravenous antibiotic therapy for hospital-acquired/ventilator-associated pneumonia is clinically superior, saves lives and is cheaper than non guideline adherent therapy

Demographic characteristics



Study-relevant data


CPRS score

Treatment group according to PEG guidelines

Adequate IIAT according to guidelines (yes/no)

Clinical improvement

Treatment-related data

Initial diagnosis

DRG and related CW

Length of stay

Duration of mechanical ventilation

Discharge code (death = code 7)

Economic data

Total costs

Costs on normal wards

Costs incurred on ICU

Total drug costs

Drug costs on ICU

Drug costs on general ward