Volume 10, Number 11—November 2004
Enhanced Identification of Postoperative Infections among Inpatients
|Hospital||SSI rates (%)
|Routine surveillance||Any method (routine, antimicrobial, discharge diagnoses)|
|Phase 1 pooled (SSI/procedures)||0.7 (10/1,477)||0.9 (14/1,477)|
|Phase 2 pooled (SSI/procedures)||0.4 (7/1,765)||2.3 (110/4,698)|
aThe numbers of SSI and procedures by hospital are not specified to maintain confidentiality of the hospitals' identities.
bSSI, surgical site infection; NA, routine SSI surveillance for this procedure type was not performed at this hospital.
cOn the basis of routine surveillance versus routine surveillance plus screening by antimicrobial exposure or diagnosis code criteria.