The data, 25 observations, are a subset from a larger data set collected on persons discharged from a selected Pennsylvania hospital as part of a retrospective chart review of antibiotic use in hospitals (Towensend et al., 1979, Rosner, 2000).
A data frame with 25 observations on the following 9 variables. All variables are given as numerical vectors.
the total number of days patients spent in hospital.
age of patient in whole years.
gender: 1=M, 2=F.
first temperature following admission.
first WBC count (x10^3) following admission. [WBC= white blood cells].
received antibiotic: 1=yes, 2=no.
received bacterial culture: 1=yes, 2=no.
service: 1 =med., 2=surg.
Don't confuse with the Barcelona 'Hospital stay data'
aep in package gamlss.
B. Rosner, Harvard University.
Rosner, B. (2000). Fundamentals of Biostatistics. Thomson Learning, Duxbury, CA, USA.
Townsend, T.R., Shapiro, M., Rosner, B., & Kass, E. H. (1979). Use of antimicrobial drugs in general hospitals. I. Description of population and definition of methods. Journal of Infectious Diseases 139 , 688-697.
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