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Quality of data reported to a smaller-hospital pilot surveillance program

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posted on 2007-04-01, 00:00 authored by N J Bennett, A L Bull, D R Dunt, M J Richards, Philip RussoPhilip Russo, D W Spelman
This data quality study assessed the accuracy of data collected as part of a pilot smaller-hospital surveillance program for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and bloodstream infection (BSI). For reported MRSA infection, estimated values were as follows: sensitivity, 40%; specificity, 99.9%; and positive predictive value, 33.3%. For reported BSI, estimated values were as follows: sensitivity, 42.9%; specificity, 99.8%; and positive predictive value, 37.5%.

History

Journal

Infection control and hospital epidemiology

Volume

28

Issue

4

Pagination

486 - 488

Publisher

University of Cambridge Press

Location

United States

ISSN

0899-823X

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article