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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015

Health Care–Associated Infection Outbreak Investigations in Outpatient Settings, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2000−2012

Kelsey OYongComments to Author , Laura Coelho, Elizabeth Bancroft, and Dawn Terashita
Author affiliations: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (K. OYong, D. Terashita); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L. Coelho); Independent Consultant, Los Angeles (E. Bancroft)

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Table 3

Public health response during outbreak investigations, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2000–2012

Public health response activity No. (%) outbreak investigations
Site visit 22 (78.6)
Medical record review 21 (75.0)
Formal staff interviews 18 (64.3)
Sample collection 13 (46.4)
Environmental sample* 9 (32.1)
Biologic specimen (patient) 6 (21.4)
Medication sample 4 (14.3)
Laboratory analysis 17 (60.7)
Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory 14 (50.0)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 (32.1)
Environmental health investigation 7 (25.0)
Patient interviews 6 (21.4)
Patient notification 2 (7.1)
Active surveillance 8 (28.6)
Review of facility policies and procedures 15 (53.6)
Written recommendations to facility 22 (78.6)

*Includes air, water, and equipment isolates.

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