Michael Klompas, MD, MPH; Richard Platt, MD, MSc
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Julia Przedworski for her invaluable assistance in researching state regulatory requirements for reporting ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.
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Current Author Addresses: Drs. Klompas and Platt: Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215.
Klompas M, Platt R. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia—The Wrong Quality Measure for Benchmarking. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:803–805. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-147-11-200712040-00013
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(11):803-805.
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