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


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]


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.


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