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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 3

Cumulative sum test iteration detecting an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. Test parameters were p0 = 0.05, p1 = 0.15, α = 0.15, β = 0.2, and included enterococcal isolates from all body sites from the affected wards, excluding strains found during outbreak investigation.

Figure 3. Cumulative sum test iteration detecting an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. Test parameters were p0 = 0.05, p1 = 0.15, α = 0.15, β = 0.2, and included enterococcal isolates from all body sites from the affected wards, excluding strains found during outbreak investigation.

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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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