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Public Reporting of Hospital-Acquired Infections Is Not Associated with Improved Processes or Outcomes
Darren R. Linkin MD MSCE, Neil O. Fishman MD, Judy A. Shea PhD, Wei Yang PhD, Mark S. Cary PhD and Ebbing Lautenbach MD MPH MSCE
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 8 (August 2013), pp. 844-846
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/671279
Page Count: 3
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Most US states have enacted or are considering legislation mandating hospitals to publicly report hospital-acquired infection (HAI) rates. We conducted a survey of infection control professionals and found that state-legislated public reporting of HAIs is not associated with perceived improvements in infection prevention program process measures or HAI rates.
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