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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

Application of Data Mining to Intensive Care Unit Microbiologic Data1

Stephen A. MoserComments to Author , Warren T. Jones, and Stephen E. Brossette
Author affiliations: The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Table 2

A sample event generated by the Data Mining Surveillance System

Association rule pc-5a pc-4 pc-3 pc-2 pc-1 pc
(nosocomial SICUb, tracheal 
 aspirate ==> {Acinetobacter 
 baumannii} 0/11 0/10 0/9 0/13 2/9 3/9
wpc wc

aPc, current pair.
bSICU, surgical intensive care unit.
cwp, past window; wc, current window.

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1Presented in part at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, March 8-11, 1998, Atlanta, Georgia.

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