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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Apr;28(4):486-8. Epub 2007 Feb 26.

Quality of data reported to a smaller-hospital pilot surveillance program.

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Victorian Hospital Acquired Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, North Melbourne, 3061, Australia. Noleen.Bennett@mh.org.au

Abstract

This data quality study assessed the accuracy of data collected as part of a pilot smaller-hospital surveillance program for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and bloodstream infection (BSI). For reported MRSA infection, estimated values were as follows: sensitivity, 40%; specificity, 99.9%; and positive predictive value, 33.3%. For reported BSI, estimated values were as follows: sensitivity, 42.9%; specificity, 99.8%; and positive predictive value, 37.5%.

PMID:
17385158
DOI:
10.1086/513027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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