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Quality of Data Reported to a Smaller-Hospital Pilot Surveillance Program

  • Noleen J. Bennett (a1), Ann L. Bull (a1), David R. Dunt (a2), Michael J. Richards (a1), Philip L. Russo (a1) and Denis W. Spelman (a3)...


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%.


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Senior Infection Control consultant, Victorian Hospital Acquired Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, 10 Wreckyn St., North Melbourne 3061, VIC, Australia (


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Quality of Data Reported to a Smaller-Hospital Pilot Surveillance Program

  • Noleen J. Bennett (a1), Ann L. Bull (a1), David R. Dunt (a2), Michael J. Richards (a1), Philip L. Russo (a1) and Denis W. Spelman (a3)...


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