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Public reporting of infection rates as quality indicators

Allen C Cheng, Pauline Bass, Carlos Scheinkestel and Tim Leong
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (6): 326-327. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10778
Published online: 19 September 2011

To the Editor: Echoing Scott and colleagues’ recent call for caution regarding the use of hospital standardised mortality ratios for benchmarking and public reporting,1 we have concerns about the use of infection rates as hospital quality indicators.

  • Allen C Cheng
  • Pauline Bass
  • Carlos Scheinkestel
  • Tim Leong

  • Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: allen.cheng@monash.edu

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