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Questions regarding the authors’ conclusions about the lack of change in Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) scores related to reduction of hospital-acquired infections

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  • Contributors This letter was written by all three contributing authors.

  • Disclaimer The authors of this response are solely responsible for its content and the statements in this response should not be construed as being endorsed by or representing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or the US Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Competing interests All contributing authors to this response work at Westat, which is under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Contract No. HHSA 290201300003C, to develop and support the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, including the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. The authors of this response are solely responsible for its content and the statements in this response should not be construed as being endorsed by or representing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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