Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [US] – August 2012

Posted on October 22, 2012. Filed under: Infection Control, Surgery | Tags: |

Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [US] – August 2012

Final Contract Report

“The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in cooperation with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commissioned a study in 2009 with the objective of developing techniques to improve the identification and surveillance of likely cases of surgical site infection using data on four common procedures (hernia repair, coronary artery bypass grafts, and hip and knee arthroplasty). A major focus of the project was to test the usefulness of computer algorithms that could alert infection control specialists to patients likely to have surgical site infections on the basis of retrospective analysis of electronic medical records, laboratory test results, and patient demographics.

Prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under contract HHSA 290-2006-00-20.”

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