- •Case study scenarios for surveillance were developed and distributed to infection preventionists of varying levels of experience.
- •Item difficulty and item discrimination were applied to each question to determine validity of written scenarios.
- •Results highlight that case studies developed by expert Ips may not elicit the intended response in a test group of individuals with vary experience and written scenarios can benefit from measurement and evaluation.
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