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Response to: ‘Reliability of National Neonatal Audit Project's retinopathy of prematurity screening data’ by Finer and colleagues
  1. Andrew J Lyon
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrew J Lyon, 11 Stennis Gardens, Edinburgh EH17 7QW, UK; andy.lyon{at}

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The letter by Neil Finer and others1 raises important questions around quality and completeness of data used for national benchmarking.

The authors criticise the quality of the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) data used in the published 2012 report. They show in one unit where there were inaccuracies due to data not being entered into the Badger system. They give examples of how the Badger system possibly …

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