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1) No-one should rely on any information on this site for individual medical advice.

2) This website presents data collected for the BSAC Resistance Surveillance Project. It is intended for use by professionals and students in microbiology, epidemiology, and other scientific and healthcare disciplines.

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The primary journal articles describing the methodology of the two surveillance programmes are

Reynolds, R., Hope, R., Williams, L., on behalf of the BSAC Working Parties on Resistance Surveillance, Survey, laboratory, and statistical methods for the BSAC Resistance Surveillance Programmes. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2008. 62(Suppl 2): p. ii15 – ii28.

and

Reynolds, R., Lambert, P. and Burton, P. on behalf of the BSAC Working Parties on Resistance Surveillance. Analysis, power and design of antimicrobial resistance surveillance studies, taking account of inter-centre variation and turnover. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2008. 62(Suppl 2): p. ii29 – ii39.

Earlier descriptions of the programmes were published as:

Reynolds, R., Shackcloth, J., Felmingham, D. et al. (2003). Antimicrobial susceptibility of lower respiratory tract pathogens in Great Britain and Ireland 1999-2001 related to demographic and geographical factors: the BSAC Respiratory Resistance Surveillance Programme. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 52, 931-943.

and

Reynolds, R., Potz, N., Colman, M. et al. (2004). Antimicrobial Susceptibility of the Pathogens of Bacteraemia in the UK and Ireland 2001 – 2002: the BSAC Bacteraemia Resistance Surveillance Programme. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 53 , 1018-1032.

Check the publications link to find other relevant references.

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