bmorrell at ISNET.IS.WFU.EDU
Sat Nov 19 16:48:29 EST 1994
On 19 Nov 1994, Martiroe wrote:
> As a clinical microbiologist, I feel the present cost-containment
> atmosphere precludes Enterococcus speciation. However, would it be
> beneficial to speciate subsets periodically to confirm you are still
> isolating the same species?
Probably not. Consider: you test every year. After two years the species
has not changed, what do you do? After 3 years the species changes, what
do you do?
Answer to both questions, probably nothing; except note in some meeting
that the species have changed! Patient care will still be dependent upon
To me this is not so much a cost containment issue but a value added one.
There really is no value added to the report by speciation.
* Bob Morrell *
* bmorrell at isnet.is.wfu.edu *
* The operation was a success, as the autopsy will show *
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