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Title: Microbiology Investigation Criteria for Reporting Objectively (MICRO): A framework for the reporting and interpretation of clinical microbiology data
Authors: Paul Turner
Andrew Fox-Lewis
Poojan Shrestha
David A.B. Dance
Tri Wangrangsimakul
Tomas Paul Cusack
Clare L. Ling
Jill Hopkins
Tamalee Roberts
Direk Limmathurotsakul
Ben S. Cooper
Susanna Dunachie
Catrin E. Moore
Christiane Dolecek
H. Rogier Van Doorn
Philippe J. Guerin
Nicholas P.J. Day
Elizabeth A. Ashley
Public Health England
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
University of Oxford
Mahidol University
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Myanmar Oxford Clinical Research Unit
Infectious Diseases Data Observatory
Mahosot Hospital
Angkor Hospital for Children
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2019
Citation: BMC Medicine. Vol.17, No.1 (2019)
Abstract: © 2019 The Author(s). Background: There is a pressing need to understand better the extent and distribution of antimicrobial resistance on a global scale, to inform development of effective interventions. Collation of datasets for meta-analysis, mathematical modelling and temporo-spatial analysis is hampered by the considerable variability in clinical sampling, variable quality in laboratory practice and inconsistencies in antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting. Methods: The Microbiology Investigation Criteria for Reporting Objectively (MICRO) checklist was developed by an international working group of clinical and laboratory microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, epidemiologists and mathematical modellers. Results: In keeping with the STROBE checklist, but applicable to all study designs, MICRO defines items to be included in reports of studies involving human clinical microbiology data. It provides a concise and comprehensive reference for clinicians, researchers, reviewers and journals working on, critically appraising, and publishing clinical microbiology datasets. Conclusions: Implementation of the MICRO checklist will enhance the quality and scientific reporting of clinical microbiology data, increasing data utility and comparability to improve surveillance, grade data quality, facilitate meta-analyses and inform policy and interventions from local to global levels.
URI: http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/51783
metadata.dc.identifier.url: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=85063725062&origin=inward
ISSN: 17417015
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2019

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