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Table 3 Laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infections (total cases) throughout the study period

From: Successful control of a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit: a retrospective, before-after study

  1stperiod 2ndperiod p-value
  Infants = 510 Infants = 505  
Positive laboratory-confirmed blood culture 160 83 < 0.0001
MRSA 25 5 0.0002
Staphylococcus sp. other than S. aureus 115 70 0.0003
“Other gram positive” pathogens 9 5 0.29
Gram negative pathogens 11 3 0.03