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Govindan S, Chopra V, Iwashyna TJ
Do clinicians understand quality metric data? An evaluation in a Twitter-derived sample.
The researchers assessed clinician comprehension of central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) quality metric data. It found that the mean percentage of correct answers was 61 percent. Overall, doctor performance was better than performance by nurses and other respondents. In basic numeracy, mean percent correct was 82 percent. For risk-adjustment numeracy, the mean percent correct was 70 percent.
Citation: Govindan S, Chopra V, Iwashyna TJ . Do clinicians understand quality metric data? An evaluation in a Twitter-derived sample. J Hosp Med 2017 Jan;12(1):18-22.
Keywords: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Data, Quality of Care, Provider Performance, Social Media