Korean J healthc assoc Infect Control Prev 2022; 27(2): 118-124
Published online December 31, 2022 https://doi.org/10.14192/kjicp.2022.27.2.118
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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
Correspondence to: Young Uh
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Clinical microbiological test results are fundamental in preventing of healthcare-related infections, but the test methods and interpretative criteria for antimicrobial susceptibility tests vary, depending on the period. Therefore, to effectively utilize the automated epidemic notification system based on the results of the clinical microbial test, it is necessary to build a test code system that can be expanded and allows the management of history to reflect changes in the clinical microbial tests. The level and scope of the establishment of the infection epidemic monitoring system depends on the characteristics of the medical institution, policy direction of the hospital decision-making management, details of the computer hardware, peripheral devices, and the software and personnel supporting it.
Keywords: Clinical microbiological test, Healthcare-related infection, Code system, Monitoring system, Epidemic