- •Concerns exist around the public reporting of healthcare-associated infections.
- •Hospital leaders and staff have important perspectives about these concerns.
- •Qualitative research methods provide insight into concerns about public reporting.
- •Leaders and staff voice frustration in how infections are identified and attributed.
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Funding/support: This research was supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [Grant# R01HS024958].
Conflicts of interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.