A comparison of competing methods for the detection of surgical-site infections in patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the knee, partial and total arthroplasty of hip and femoral or similar vascular bypass

Curtis, M., Graves, N., Birrell, F., Walker, S., Henderson, B. and Shaw, M. (2004) A comparison of competing methods for the detection of surgical-site infections in patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the knee, partial and total arthroplasty of hip and femoral or similar vascular bypass. Journal of Hospital Infection, 57 3: 189-193. doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2004.03.020


Author Curtis, M.
Graves, N.
Birrell, F.
Walker, S.
Henderson, B.
Shaw, M.
Title A comparison of competing methods for the detection of surgical-site infections in patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the knee, partial and total arthroplasty of hip and femoral or similar vascular bypass
Journal name Journal of Hospital Infection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-6701
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jhin.2004.03.020
Volume 57
Issue 3
Start page 189
End page 193
Total pages 5
Editor S. Barrett
Place of publication UK
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
321010 Infectious Diseases
730101 Infectious diseases
Abstract Recent research suggests that the retrospective review of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-9-CM) codes assigned to a patient episode will identify a similar number of healthcare-acquired surgical-site infections as compared with prospective surveillance by infection control practitioners (ICP). We tested this finding by replicating the methods for 380 surgical procedures. The sensitivity and specificity of the ICP undertaking prospective surveillance was 80% and 100%, and the sensitivity and specificity of the review of ICD-10-AM codes was 60% and 98.9%. Based on these results we do not support retrospective review of ICD-10-AM codes in preference prospective surveillance for SSI. (C) 2004 The Hospital Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Infectious Diseases
Surgical-site Infection
Surveillance
Icd-10-am
Q-Index Code C1

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