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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Research

Isolate Removal Methods and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance

Fenfang Li*Comments to Author , Tracy L. Ayers†, Sarah Y. Park†, F. DeWolfe Miller*, Ralph MacFadden†, Michele Nakata†, Myra Ching Lee†, and Paul V. Effler†
Author affiliations: *University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; †Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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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.

Figure 2. 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.

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