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A Clinical Prediction Rule for Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Healthcare-Acquired Gram-Negative Urinary Tract Infection
Pinyo Rattanaumpawan MD MSCE, Pam Tolomeo MPH, Warren B. Bilker PhD and Ebbing Lautenbach MD MPH MSCE
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 11 (November 2011), pp. 1124-1126
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662379
Page Count: 3
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Data from a case-control study were used to derive and internally validate a prediction rule for identifying fluoroquinolone resistance in healthcare-acquired gram-negative urinary tract infection. This prediction rule has an excellent sensitivity and specificity (C-statistic, 0.816). External validation is necessary before implementing this rule to optimize empirical antibiotic use in clinical practice.
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