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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Dicks, KV; Lewis, SS; Durkin, MJ; Baker, AW; Moehring, RW; Chen, LF; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 570 - 573

PubMed ID

  • 24709727

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4219409

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/675837


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States