Table 1: Costs of the QI intervention and ICU inputs.

Cost itemsCost ($US)

QI intervention (for 1 year)Development922
Coaching4860
Management540
Hospital staff time360

Total6682

Antibiotics per day (VAP)4.41/day
Antibiotics per day (non-VAP)1.69/day
Cultures4.88
Hospital bed (ventilated patient)/day343