Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Dec;34(12):1321-3. doi: 10.1086/673975. Epub 2013 Oct 28.
Harnessing claims to improve detection of surgical site infections following hysterectomy and colorectal surgery.
Surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance is performed using a variety of methods with unclear performance characteristics. We used claims data to identify records for review following hysterectomy and colorectal surgery. Claims-enhanced screening identified SSIs missed by routine surveillance and could be used for targeted chart review to improve SSI detection.
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