External quality assessment of laboratory performance – European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. External quality assessment of laboratory performance - European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. Stockholm

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This report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2017. A total of 893 laboratories participated in the EQA exercise. Six bacterial strains were used: Acinetobacter baumannii complex,
Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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