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Improved hospital-level risk adjustment for surveillance of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections: a retrospective cohort study

Tong, ENC; Clements, ACA; Haynes, MA; Jones, MA; Morton, AP; Whitby, M

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BACKGROUND To allow direct comparison of bloodstream infection (BSI) rates between hospitals for performance measurement, observed rates need to be risk adjusted according to the types of patients cared for by the hospital. However, attribute data on all individual patients are often unavailable and hospital-level risk adjustment needs to be done using indirect indicator variables of patient case mix, such as hospital level. We aimed to identify medical services associated with high or low BSI...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-09-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28558
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-145

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