Diagnostics and categories of patients

A. J. Schaeffer*

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Care in identifying and categorizing patients is a critical first step in proper drug evaluation. The appropriate diagnostic tests include culture and urinalysis. They are essential for the firm establishment of a diagnosis and should be sensitive and specific enough to meet the appropriate clinical requirements. The clinical categories outlined are encountered in clinical practice with a frequency that is sufficient to provide enough patients for an assessment of the response to antimicrobial therapy and to give information that will have practical value for clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S138-S142
Issue number3 Supplement
StatePublished - May 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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