Consumer knowledge and attitudes toward public reporting of health care-associated infection data.

Affiliation

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia; Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research Alfred Health Partnership, Alfred Health, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

There is little information regarding consumer knowledge of health care-associated infection (HAI). Furthermore, it is unclear how meaningful publicly reported HAI data is to consumers, how they may use it, and the most appropriate format for data presentation. The purpose of this study was to explore consumer knowledge and attitudes toward HAI and public reporting.

Keywords

Infection prevention,Patient awareness,Qualitative research,Semistructured interviews,Surveillance,