Volume 10, Number 11—November 2004
Enhanced Identification of Postoperative Infections among Inpatients
||Positive predictive valueb (%)
|Routine surveillance||Antimicrobial exposure||Diagnosis code||Antimicrobial exposure and/or diagnosis code||Antimicrobial exposure||Diagnosis code||Antimicrobial exposure and/or diagnosis code|
aSSI, surgical site infections; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft.
bCompared to standard criteria comprised of all infections identified during prospective surveillance or medical record review.
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