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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Research

Antimicrobial Drug Use and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Aberdeen, 1996–2000

Dominique L. Monnet*, Fiona M. MacKenzie†Comments to Author , José María López-Lozano‡, Arielle Beyaert§, Máximo Camacho§, Rachel Wilson†, David Stuart†, and Ian M. Gould†
Author affiliations: *Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark; †Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland; ‡Hospital Vega Baja, Orihuela (Alicante), Spain; §University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

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Examples of correlations between the monthly % methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antimicrobial use without delay and with a 1- to 8-month delay, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, January 1996-December 2000. aTwo-tailed Pearson correlation coefficient. bCorrelation significant at the 0.05 level. cCorrelation significant at the 0.01 level.

Appendix Figure. Examples of correlations between the monthly % methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antimicrobial use without delay and with a 1- to 8-month delay, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, January 1996-December 2000. aTwo-tailed Pearson correlation coefficient. bCorrelation significant at the 0.05 level. cCorrelation significant at the 0.01 level.

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