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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

Research

Hospital-reported Pneumococcal Susceptibility to Penicillin1

Joshua P. Metlay*Comments to Author , Charles C. Branas†, and Neil O. Fishman†
Author affiliations: *VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; †University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Table

Annual variation in proportion of penicillin-nonsusceptible isolates at hospitals in the Delaware Valley

Site Annual no. blood isolates % penicillin nonsusceptible
1998 1999 2000 1998 1999 2000
A 25 21 26 0 33 27
B 12 15 17 0 13 29
C 29 25 29 24 20 28
D 14 18 12 14 22 8
E 44 39 28 18 23 25
F 27 19 20 19 21 20
G 26 56 35 19 23 17
H 62 15 22 19 0 27
I 10 13 12 20 38 50
J 44 15 32 20 33 16
K 92 45 87 22 4 8
L 35 31 30 29 16 20
M 41 36 34 29 14 38
N 33 32 35 36 13 9
O 19 15 19 37 40 47

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1Presented in part at the 3rd International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Disease, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2002.

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