Table 1

Infection control measures at NCKUH during the SARS outbreak

Infection control measureTotal numberMean number/day (95% CI)
*Fever screening subunit; †triage unit; ‡see table 2 for location.
Persons screened for fever at outpatient entrance*3796804520 (4033 to 4989)
Persons screened for fever at ED entrance†48720580 (550 to 616)
Persons screened for fever at outpatient and ED entrances4284005100 (4580 to 5610)
Persons referred to SARS assessment unit for further evaluation‡294035 (30 to 40)
Patients isolated in SARS isolation subunit‡100812 (11 to 13)
Patients isolated in SARS critical care unit‡3364 (3 to 5)
Personnel isolated in employee isolation subunit‡4205 (4 to 6)
N95 masks used at outpatient entrance*8850105
N95 masks used in triage area at ED entrance†16150192
N95 masks used in ED12500150
N95 masks used in SARS assessment unit†198024
N95 masks used in SARS isolation unit‡20200240
N95 masks used in SARS critical care unit‡605072
N95 masks used by personnel in non-SARS hospital areas68350814
N95 masks used by patients in non-SARS-related hospital areas52900630
Surgical masks used by hospital visitors890501060