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Rationale for and protocol of a multi-national population-based bacteremia surveillance collaborative

Laupland, Kevin; Schonheyder, Henrik; Kennedy, Karina; Lyytikainen, Outi; Valiquette, Louis; Galbraith, John; Collignon, Peter; Church, Deirdre; Gregson, Daniel; Kibsey, Pamela


BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections are frequent causes of human illness and cause major morbidity and death. In order to best define the epidemiology of these infections and to track changes in occurrence, adverse outcome, and resistance rates over time, population based methodologies are optimal. However, few population-based surveillance systems exist worldwide, and because of differences in methodology inter-regional comparisons are limited. In this report we describe the rationale and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-07-22
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Research Notes
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-2-146


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