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Hospital Infection Reporting Standards Inconsistent
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Significant variation in the way hospitals measure and report acquired bloodstream infections points to problems with payment incentives and databases that compare institutions, according to a report published in Tuesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association. “Our findings suggest that there is local variation in central line-associated BSI surveillance performance at different medical centers, raising concern for the validity of inter-institutional rate comparisons,” wrote the authors.

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