Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Following Ambulatory Surgery
Published Date:Feb 2015
Source:Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014; 36(2):225-228.
Keywords:Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Current Procedural Terminology
International Classification Of Diseases
Surgical Wound Infection
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4439188
Funding:T32 AI007061/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
T32 AI007061/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
U01CI000344/CI/NCPDCID CDC HHS/United States
Description:We assessed 4045 ambulatory surgery patients for surgical site infection (SSI) using claims-based triggers for medical chart review. Of 98 patients flagged by codes suggestive of SSI, 35 had confirmed SSIs. SSI rates ranged from 0 to 3.2% for common procedures. Claims may be useful for SSI surveillance following ambulatory surgery.
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