Surveying the surveillance: Surgical site infections excluded by the January 2013 updated surveillance definitions

Kristen V. Dicks, Sarah S. Lewis, Michael J. Durkin, Arthur W. Baker, Rebekah W. Moehring, Luke F. Chen, Daniel J. Sexton, Deverick J. Anderson

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Abstract

The updated 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ National Healthcare Safety Network definitions for surgical site infections (SSIs) reduced the duration of prolonged surveillance from 1 year to 90 days and defined which procedure types require prolonged surveillance. Applying the updated 2013 SSI definitions to cases analyzed using the pre-2013 surveillance definitions excluded 10% of previously identified SSIs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-573
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

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