The validity of surgical wound infection as a clinical indicator in Australia: Comment and measuring surgical wound infection: Comment

Jennifer W. Majoor, Joseph E. Ibrahim, Flavia M. Cicuttini, John J. McNeil, M. L. McLaws

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Abstract

We commend McLaws et al. for their informative review on the validity of surgical wound infection as a clinical indicator in Australia. We too, wish to emphasize that consistency in case‐finding methods and indicator definitions is mandatory when pooling data and using indicator rates to compare quality of care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-537
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume68
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Surgical Wound Infection
Quality of Health Care
Meta-Analysis

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Majoor, Jennifer W. ; Ibrahim, Joseph E. ; Cicuttini, Flavia M. ; McNeil, John J. ; McLaws, M. L. / The validity of surgical wound infection as a clinical indicator in Australia : Comment and measuring surgical wound infection: Comment. In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. 1998 ; Vol. 68, No. 7. pp. 536-537.
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The validity of surgical wound infection as a clinical indicator in Australia : Comment and measuring surgical wound infection: Comment. / Majoor, Jennifer W.; Ibrahim, Joseph E.; Cicuttini, Flavia M.; McNeil, John J.; McLaws, M. L.

In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 7, 18.07.1998, p. 536-537.

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