Volume 10, Number 11—November 2004
Enhanced Identification of Postoperative Infections among Inpatients
|Hospital||SSI rates based on (%)
|Routine surveillance||Any method (routine, antimicrobial exposure, discharge diagnoses)|
|Phase 1 pooled (SSI/procedures)||4.9 (112/2,267)||6.3 (142/2,267)|
|Phase 2 pooled (SSI/procedures)||4.6 (298/6,472)||7.7 (501/6,472)|
aThe numbers of SSI (surgical site infection) and procedures are not specified by hospital to maintain confidentiality of the hospitals' identities.
bCABG, coronary artery bypass graft.
cOn the basis of routine surveillance and routine surveillance plus antimicrobial exposure or diagnosis code screening.