Medical Subject Headings
Penicillin Resistance; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Laboratories, Hospital; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Connecticut
Library and Information Science
In this paper I will present background information on the emergence of drug-resistant S. pneumoniae and information regarding laboratory methods used to detect antimicrobial susceptibility. I will then present the results of surveillance for penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae in 1992-1993 and 1995-1996, changes in laboratory susceptibility testing practices that occurred between 1993 and 1995, and an assessment of the accuracy of susceptibility test results reported by hospital laboratories in 1995-1996.
Simpson, E. Hatheway, "The Emergence of Penicillin-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Connecticut and an Evaluation of Hospital Laboratory Susceptibility Testing Practices" (1998). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 57.