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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 A7

Percentage of patients who underwent cesarean delivery and who met the antimicrobial exposure or diagnosis code screening criteria

Hospital % of cesarean deliveries with
2-day antimicrobial
exposure criterion Diagnosis code criteria 2-day antimicrobial exposure
or diagnosis code criteria
1A 7.9 3.8 9.2
1B 9.1 3.3 9.4
1C 8.8 3.5 9.7
1D 8.5 0 8.5
1E 9.4 3.5 9.9
Pooled 8.8 3.2 9.5
2A 7.0 7.5 9.4
2B 6.5 3.3 7.7
2C 27.4 11.8 28.6
2D 20.0 9.2 21.2
Pooled 12.7 6.4 14.1

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