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APIC: Rate comparisons must be apple to apple
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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s (APIC) position paper on disclosure of nosocomial infection rates includes key points summarized as follows:
1. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Position statement on release of nosocomial infection data. APIC News March/April 1998; 17(2).