Filters








1 Hit in 0.035 sec

Antimicrobial Resistance in Australia TSN® Database Australia, a new tool to monitor antimicrobial resistance in Australia

John Turnidge, Laurence Mccarthy, Ronald Master, Douglas Kepner, James Weslock
unpublished
An electronic network of Australian microbiology laboratories was established to monitor the emergence and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance among clinically relevant bacteria. It is believed that the data network collected approximately 42 per cent of all antibacterial susceptibility test results generated by Australian laboratories. The network comprised 94 hospitals and 9 private commercial laboratories. Selected data elements were extracted and electronically transmitted to a central
more » ... tted to a central location. Upon receipt, all data were first normalised and thereafter examined for errors. Duplicate results for the same patient were identified to prevent skewing of the data toward resistance. All data passing quality assessment was staged for release of a new database release that occurred monthly. Unusual test results were first validated prior to their inclusion into the database. Using an Internet-based query tool, individual institutions could query their own data, but could only query aggregated data for other regional or national analyses. Individual patient results could be examined nor could the results of any individual institution other than their own. As
fatcat:27xqhvyexng6bhakwttvft2jrm