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Volume 10, Number 11—November 2004


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 A4

Percentage of patients who underwent CABG procedures and who met the antimicrobial exposure or diagnosis code screening criteriaa

Hospital % of CABG patients with
9-day antimicrobial threshold 7-day antimicrobial threshold Diagnosis code criteria 9-day antimicrobial or
diagnosis code criteria (%)
1A 13.7 b 2.2 13.8
1B 21.0 b 7.4 22.2
1C 12.9 b 4.9 13.2
1D 5.2 b 3.5 6.4
Pooled 15.2 b 4.5 15.8
2A 18.6 18.9 3.7 18.6
2B 17.3 21.0 6.2 18.2
2C 15.0 17.0 3.9 15.0
2D 22.9 31.5 5.3 23.6
2E 17.4 18.2 3.7 17.9
2F 22.6 25.3 6.0 22.6
Pooled 19.1 23.1 4.6 19.6

aCABG, coronary artery bypass graft.
b7-day antimicrobial threshold was not evaluated.

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