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Problematic linkage of publicly disclosed hand hygiene compliance and health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia rates

Elliott G Playford, David McDougall and Mary-Louise McLaws
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (4): 214. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11077
Published online: 20 August 2012

In reply: We thank Grayson and Russo for their interest and comments. Clearly our intent was to stimulate much-needed debate about the presentation and interpretation of publicly disclosed infection control data.

  • Elliott G Playford1
  • David McDougall1
  • Mary-Louise McLaws2

  • 1 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.


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