Validation of surgical site infection surveillance in orthopedic procedures.

@article{Huotari2007ValidationOS,
  title={Validation of surgical site infection surveillance in orthopedic procedures.},
  author={Kaisa A Huotari and Niina Agthe and Outi Lyytik{\"a}inen},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          216-21
        }
}
BACKGROUND Valid data are essential for a national surveillance system of nosocomial infections. METHODS In 8 hospitals conducting surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance for orthopedic procedures, a validation team performed a blinded retrospective chart review (10 operations with reported infections, 40 without) and interviewed infection control nurses. RESULTS In total, 397 patient charts were reviewed. Positive and negative predictive values for routine surveillance were 94% (95% CI… CONTINUE READING
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