Comparison of Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Bacterial Isolates Based on Time from Hospitalization and Culture Source: Implications for Hospital Antibiograms

Yaakov Dickstein*, Yuval Geffen, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul

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Abstract

We assessed the effects of time from hospitalization and culture source on bacterial susceptibility profiles. Increasing resistance correlated with increasing time from hospitalization for all bacterial groups, with 7 days in hospital representing the best time point for dichotomizing susceptibility rates rather than 48 hours. Antibiograms based on isolates from any source best represented susceptibility profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2016

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