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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002

Research

Use of Binary Cumulative Sums and Moving Averages in Nosocomial Infection Cluster Detection1

Samuel M. Brown*Comments to Author , James C. Benneyan†, Daniel A. Theobald‡, Kenneth Sands§, Matthew T. Hahn‡, Gail A. Potter-Bynoe¶, John M. Stelling#**, Thomas F. O'Brien#**, and Donald A. Goldmann¶
Author affiliations: *Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ‡Vecna Technologies, Inc., Hyattsville, Maryland, USA; §Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ¶Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; #WHO Collaborating Center for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; **Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA;

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Figure 2

Data-processing methodology for moving averages. CICU, cardiac intensive care unit; SAU, S. aureus; SW, surgical wound; OXA MIC, oxacillin minimum inhibitory concentration; MA, moving average chart; NCCLS, National Committee on Laboratory Standards, antibiotic susceptibility breakpoint; UCL, upper control limit.

Figure 2. Data-processing methodology for moving averages. CICU, cardiac intensive care unit; SAU, S. aureus; SW, surgical wound; OXA MIC, oxacillin minimum inhibitory concentration; MA, moving average chart; NCCLS, National Committee on Laboratory Standards, antibiotic susceptibility breakpoint; UCL, upper control limit.

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1 Portions of this research were presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), San Francisco, California, USA, October 25–28, 2001.

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