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Quarterly rates for VAPs are calculated using the following formula:
|total # of ICU cases of VAP after 48 hours of mechanical ventilation||x1000|
|total # of ventilator days for ICU patients 18 years and older|
The numbers represent the incidents of ventilator associated pneumonia acquired by ICU patients during the reported time period.