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Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002

Research

Sentinel Surveillance: A Reliable Way To Track Antibiotic Resistance in Communities?

Stephanie J. Schrag*, Elizabeth R. Zell*, Anne Schuchat*, and Cynthia G. Whitney*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Between-laboratory variation in percent penicillin-nonsusceptible isolates (%PNSP) and number of invasive pneumococcal isolates in selected surveillance areas. A) Connecticut; B) Selected counties of Maryland; C) Selected counties of Tennessee. Solid line denotes the area’s actual %PNSP from active, population-based surveillance.

Figure. . Between-laboratory variation in percent penicillin-nonsusceptible isolates (%PNSP) and number of invasive pneumococcal isolates in selected surveillance areas. A) Connecticut; B) Selected counties of Maryland; C) Selected counties of Tennessee. Solid line denotes the area’s actual %PNSP from active, population-based surveillance.

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