Harnessing claims to improve detection of surgical site infections following hysterectomy and colorectal surgery
- Author(s): Letourneau, AR
- Calderwood, MS
- Huang, SS
- Bratzler, DW
- Ma, A
- Yokoe, DS
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1086/673975
Surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance is performed using a variety of methods with unclear performance characteristics. We used claims data to identify records for review following hysterectomy and colorectal surgery. Claims-enhanced screening identified SSIs missed by routine surveillance and could be used for targeted chart review to improve SSI detection. © 2013 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.
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