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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
THEME ISSUE
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

New Technology for Detecting Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Lance R. Peterson*†Comments to Author  and Gary A. Noskin*†
Author affiliations: *Northwestern Memorial Hospital; †Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Figure 1

Impact of the availability of a molecular typing facility on overall nosocomial infections/1,000 patient days at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The mean rate during FY93 to FY 94 was 6.49, designated by a heavy horizontal bar. Throughout FY 95 through FY 99, the mean nosocomial infection rate was 5.60/1,000 patient days, represented by the second (lower) heavy horizontal bar.

Figure 1. Impact of the availability of a molecular typing facility on overall nosocomial infections/1,000 patient days at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The mean rate during FY93 to FY 94 was 6.49, designated by a heavy horizontal bar. Throughout FY 95 through FY 99, the mean nosocomial infection rate was 5.60/1,000 patient days, represented by the second (lower) heavy horizontal bar.

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