Surgical wound infection rates by wound class, operative procedure, and patient risk index. National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System.

@article{Culver1991SurgicalWI,
  title={Surgical wound infection rates by wound class, operative procedure, and patient risk index. National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System.},
  author={David H. Culver and Teresa C. Horan and Robert P. Gaynes and William J. Martone and William R. Jarvis and T. Grace Emori and Shailen N. Banerjee and Jonathan R. Edwards and James S. Tolson and T. Stephen Henderson},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={91 3B},
  pages={
          152S-157S
        }
}
To perform a valid comparison of rates among surgeons, among hospitals, or across time, surgical wound infection (SWI) rates must account for the variation in patients' underlying severity of illness and other important risk factors. From January 1987 through December 1990, 44 National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System hospitals reported data collected under the detailed option of the surgical patient surveillance component protocol, which includes definitions of eligible patients… CONTINUE READING

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