Drug resistance

Surveillance standards for antimicrobial resistance

WHO/CDS/CSR/DRS/2001/5

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Surveillance standards for antimicrobial resistance

Introduction

The purpose of this manual

Surveillance of communicable diseases

Overview

Clinical data

Laboratory data

Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Objective

General principles

Determining the priority diseases for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Epidemiological methods

Microbiological methods

Information outputs

Developing plans for integrated surveillance of communicable disease and resistance

Developing an action plan

Getting started

Table 1: Estimate of sample sizes needed for documenting increasing antimicrobial

resistance frequencies

Protocols for surveillance

Table 2: Examples of integrated surveillance of communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance

Table 3: Antimicrobial resistance surveillance of key pathogens

Table 4: Summary of antimicrobials for antimicrobial resistance surveillance testing

References

 

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