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Volume 10, Number 11—November 2004

Research

Enhanced Identification of Postoperative Infections among Inpatients

Deborah S. Yokoe*Comments to Author , Gary A. Noskin†, Susan M. Cunningham†, Gianna Zuccotti‡, Theresa Plaskett‡, Victoria J. Fraser§, Margaret A. Olsen§, Jerome I. Tokars¶, Steven Solomon¶, Trish M. Perl#, Sara E. Cosgrove#, Richard S. Tilson*, Maurice Greenbaum**, David C. Hooper††, Kenneth E. Sands‡‡, John Tully§§, Loreen A. Herwaldt¶¶, Daniel J. Diekema¶¶, Edward S. Wong##, Michael Climo##, and Richard Platt***
Author affiliations: *Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA; ‡Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA; §Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; #Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; **North Shore Medical Center-Salem Hospital, Salem, Massachusetts, USA; ††Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ‡‡Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; §§Mount Auburn Medical Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; ¶¶University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA; ##McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA; ***Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Table A3

Sensitivity and positive predictive value of routine surveillance, and antimicrobial exposure screening using a 9-day antimicrobial interval or diagnosis code screening for identifying SSI after CABG proceduresa

Hospital Sensitivity
Positive predictive value
Routine surveillance Antimicrobial exposure Diagnosis codes Antimicrobial exposure
or diagnosis codes Antimicrobial exposure Diagnosis codes Antimicrobial exposure
or diagnosis codes
1A 85 75 45 75 33 75 14
1B 67 83 67 100 56 89 55
1C 80 82 57 84 47 86 47
1D 78 81 83 92 37 83 40
Pooled 0.79 0.80 0.61 0.87 0.33 0.86 0.35
2A 42 97 67 97 30 100 30
2B 41 100 78 100 35 78 33
2C 58 100 55 100 39 87 39
2D 65 92 57 95 33 89 33
2E 63 78 28 83 43 73 44
2F 74 100 53 100 39 77 39
Pooled 59 91 54 93 36 84 36

aSSI, surgical site infections; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft.

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