Surgical site infections occurring after hospital discharge.

@article{Sands1996SurgicalSI,
  title={Surgical site infections occurring after hospital discharge.},
  author={Kenneth E F Sands and Gordon Vineyard and Richard Platt},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1996},
  volume={173 4},
  pages={963-70}
}
Although surgical site infections (SSIs) occurring after hospital discharge cause substantial morbidity, their epidemiology is not well understood, and methods for routine postdischarge surveillance have not been validated. Inpatient and outpatient surveillance followed 5572 nonobstetric procedures among members of a health maintenance organization with extensive automated records. Records were screened for coded diagnoses, tests, and prescriptions and, if positive, were reviewed by reading… CONTINUE READING