Identifying colon and open reduction of fracture surgical site infections using a partially automated electronic algorithm.

@article{Knepper2014IdentifyingCA,
  title={Identifying colon and open reduction of fracture surgical site infections using a partially automated electronic algorithm.},
  author={Bryan C. Knepper and Heather L Young and Sara M. Reese and Lucy A. Savitz and Connie Savor Price},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 10 Suppl},
  pages={S291-5}
}
BACKGROUND Algorithms leveraging electronic data may reduce manual review burden for surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance with little to no reduction in sensitivity. We developed an algorithm to identify colon and open reduction of fracture (FX) SSIs to reduce manual chart review. METHODS A retrospective cohort of colon and FX procedures and associated SSIs was constructed. Potential SSIs were identified by positive microbiologic cultures or administrative data for diagnosis or… CONTINUE READING

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