Maurice Greenbaum

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We evaluated antimicrobial exposure, discharge diagnoses, or both to identify surgical site infections (SSI). This retrospective cohort study in 13 hospitals involved weighted, random samples of records from 8,739 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures, 7,399 cesarean deliveries, and 6,175 breast procedures. We compared routine surveillance to(More)
BACKGROUND Screening methods that use automated data may streamline surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance and improve the accuracy and comparability of data on SSIs. We evaluated the use of automated inpatient diagnosis codes and pharmacy data to identify SSIs after arthroplasty. METHODS This retrospective cohort study at 8 hospitals involved(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of inpatient pharmacy and administrative data to detect surgical site infections (SSIs) following hysterectomy and colorectal and vascular surgery. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Five hospitals affiliated with academic medical centers. PATIENTS Adults who underwent abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, colorectal(More)
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