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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006

Dispatch

Costs of Surgical Site Infections That Appear after Hospital Discharge

Nicholas Graves*†Comments to Author , Kate Halton*†, Merrilyn Curtis*, Shane Doidge*, David Lairson‡, Marylou McLaws§, and Michael Whitby*
Author affiliations: *The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; †Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; ‡University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA; §University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Table A4

ICD-10 procedures for each of the 38 cases of surgical site infection*

Procedure as defined by ICD-10 code Frequency
30296-00 Total thyroidectomy 1
30321-00 Excision of retroperitoneal neuro-endocrine tumor 1
30338-00 Simple mastectomy, unilateral 1
30353-00 Extended simple mastectomy, unilateral 1
30566-00 Resection of small intestine with formation of stoma 1
30617-00 Repair of umbilical hernia 1
32024-00 High restorative anterior resection of rectum with intraperitoneal anastomosis 1
32028-00 Low restorative anterior resection of rectum with coloanal anastomosis 1
32708-01 Aorto-femoral bypass using synthetic material 1
32739-00 Femoral artery bypass using vein, above the knee 1
32754-01 Femoro-popliteal bypass using composite graft 1
35653-03 Abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy 1
35717-01 Oophorectomy, bilateral 1
38477-00 Mitral valve annuloplasty with ring insertion, and 38497-02 Coronary artery bypass, using 3 saphenous vein grafts 1
38497-00 Coronary artery bypass, using 1 saphenous graft 1
38500-00 Coronary artery bypass, using 1 LIMA grafts, and 38497-01 Coronary artery bypass, using 2 saphenous vein grafts 1
38500-02 Coronary artery bypass, using 1 radial artery graft 1
49318-00 Total arthroplasty of hip, bilateral 1
16520-02 Elective lower segment caesarean section 2
33115-00 Replacement of infrarenal abdomino-aortic aneurysm with tube graft 3
33500-00 Carotid endarterectomy 3
35653-01 Total abdominal hysterectomy 3
38497-01 Coronary artery bypass, using 2 saphenous vein grafts 3
49518-00 Total arthroplasty of knee, unilateral 6
Total 38

*ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition; LIMA, left internal mammary artery.

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