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Table 3 Main impact of NAAT(Gen-Probe)

From: Impact of nucleic acid amplification test on pulmonary tuberculosis notifications and treatments in Taiwan: a 7-year single-center cohort study

Impact of NAAT Group A Group B P value
Error notification rate 64.3% 7% <0.001a
Unnecessary anti-TB treatments in notified cases 14.9% 6.5% 0.005a
Mean duration of unnecessary anti-TB treatments (d) (mean ± SD) 38.9 ± 38.3 37.0 ± 37.9 0.874b
Mean time from CDC notifications to treatment initiation (d) (mean ± SD) 3.05 ± 6.95 1.48 ± 1.99 0.004b
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation
  2. aUsing Chi-squared or Fisher’s exact tests (two-tailed)
  3. bUsing Wilcoxon rank-sum test
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