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Surgical site infection surveillance following ambulatory surgery.

  • Author(s): Rhee, Chanu
  • Huang, Susan S
  • Berríos-Torres, Sandra I
  • Kaganov, Rebecca
  • Bruce, Christina
  • Lankiewicz, Julie
  • Platt, Richard
  • Yokoe, Deborah S
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenters Program
  • et al.

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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