Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81371861)
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (2012ZX10004215)
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Received: 5 April 2018
Accepted: 22 May 2018
First Online: 1 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the scientific and ethics committees of Beijing Tongren Hospital. All clinical specimens from patients were collected for diagnostic testing in hospitals at the request of the attending doctors. The active screening and targeted environmental monitoring was carried out in the case of an emergency investigation and in accordance with the recommendations of “Emergency treatment plan for hospital infection outbreak in Tongren Hospital” and “2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (ExternalRef removed)”. All experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The consent of the patients for the active screening of specimens, includingK. pneumoniaedetection, was obtained verbally by medical staff in the hospital. The medical records were considered as legal documents. Furthermore, to protect patient privacy, the hospital set up a patient privacy and medical record management system according to the criminal procedure law, civil procedure law, tort liability law, and medical malpractice law in China. Excepting for the patient’s doctor, no one can enter the management system. Although no written informed consent was provided by patients, the above measures are sufficient to protect the patients’ privacy.
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