To the Editor: Weight fluctuations may lead to significant changes in a patient’s treatment, so it is vital that hospital scales are accurate. A literature review revealed that calibration,1 accuracy2 and centralised hospital quality control3 of hospital scales were issues that are being recognised and addressed around the world. We audited all scales at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, city campus, to assess their accuracy and identify the types of scales that are likely to be most accurate.
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