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Testing the construct validity of hospital care quality indicators: a case study on hip replacement

  • Claudia Fischer1, 2Email author,
  • Hester F. Lingsma1,
  • Helen A. Anema2,
  • Job Kievit3,
  • Ewout W. Steyerberg1 and
  • Niek Klazinga2
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:551

Received: 9 March 2016

Accepted: 21 September 2016

Published: 5 October 2016

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21 Sep 2016 Editorially accepted
5 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12913-016-1778-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Centre for Medical Decision Making, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Public Health, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Medical Decision Making, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands