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Table 1 Among all acute respiratory infection (ARI) admissions meeting screening criteria, distribution of pneumonia of unknown etiology (PUE) cases and non-PUE cases by ward, two hospitals, February – May 2016

From: Lessons from an active surveillance pilot to assess the pneumonia of unknown etiology surveillance system in China, 2016: the need to increase clinician participation in the detection and reporting of emerging respiratory infectious diseases

Wards ARI admissions in department (N = 2619) No. (%) ARI admissions matching PUE case definition in Department (N = 335) No. (%)
Department of Pediatrics 1274 (49) 167 (50)
Respiratory Medicine 964 (37) 101 (30)
Tuberculosis Department 134 (5) 22 (6)
Infectious Diseases Department 89 (3) 17 (5)
ICU 29 (1) 14 (4)
Internal Medicine Emergency Room 58 (2) 7 (2)
Internal Medicine 48 (2) 5 (1)
Other Departments 23 (1) 2 (1)