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How should we interpret hospital infection statistics?

Diane E Watson
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (5): 256-257. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00023
Published online: 17 March 2014

To the Editor: Cheng and colleagues provide a perspective on how to better report and interpret hospital infection data.1 They suggest that the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) report on rates of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) across comparable public hospitals2 would have benefited from the use of alternative statistical approaches, such as funnel plots.

  • Diane E Watson

  • National Health Performance Authority, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: diane.watson@nhpa.gov.au

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