An adjusted funnel plot methodology for benchmarking targeted local healthcare associated prevalence surveys

S. Cairns, S. Stewart, G.M. Allardice, J. Reilly, Scottish Executive Health Department (Funder)

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We report the development of a local healthcare associated infection prevalence survey methodology that uses multivariate adjustment and funnel plots to facilitate benchmarking of local survey results against Scottish National HAI Prevalence Survey data. The tool provides robust and consistent results that can be used to inform infection control strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Infection Prevention
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


  • healthcare associated infection
  • epidemiology
  • modelling
  • prevalence
  • adjusted funnel plot methodology
  • benchmarking
  • local healthcare
  • prevalence surveys

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