Isolate Removal Methods and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance
Figure 1. Effect of duplicate isolate removal strategies on the number of Staphylococcus aureus isolates and percentage susceptible to oxacillin for all patients in Hawaii, 2002. The 95% confidence interval for the proportion is shown in brackets. NR, no removal; MR, most resistant; MS, most susceptible; N, NCCLS algorithm; C, Cerner algorithm; the number indicates the days in the analysis period.