Surgical wound infection as a performance indicator: agreement of common definitions of wound infection in 4773 patients

@article{Wilson2004SurgicalWI,
  title={Surgical wound infection as a performance indicator: agreement of common definitions of wound infection in 4773 patients},
  author={A. Wilson and C. Gibbons and B. Reeves and B. Hodgson and M. Liu and D. Plummer and Z. Krukowski and J. Bruce and J. Wilson and A. Pearson},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={329},
  pages={720}
}
Abstract Objective To assess the level of agreement between common definitions of wound infection that might be used as performance indicators. Design Prospective observational study. Setting London teaching hospital group receiving emergency cases as well as tertiary referrals. Participants 4773 surgical patients staying in hospital at least two nights. Main outcome measures Numbers of wound infections based on purulent discharge alone, on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) definition of… Expand

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