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Public reporting of health care–associated surveillance data: recommendations from the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

Talbot TR, Bratzler DW, Carrico RM, et al. Public Reporting of Health Care–Associated Surveillance Data: Recommendations From the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(9):631-635. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-9-201311050-00011.

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January 22, 2014
Talbot TR, Bratzler DW, Carrico RM, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(9):631-635.

Public reporting of health care–associated infection rates serves as a key measure for quality in hospitals. This commentary reveals limitations to using these metrics, such as variation in definitions, and outlines standards to guide the collection and utilization of surveillance data.

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Talbot TR, Bratzler DW, Carrico RM, et al. Public Reporting of Health Care–Associated Surveillance Data: Recommendations From the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(9):631-635. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-9-201311050-00011.

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