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Cerebrospinal fluid shunt–associated surgical site infection with three-month versus twelve-month surveillance periods in Canadian hospitals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 June 2022

Kelly B. Choi
Affiliation:
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Vivienne Steele
Affiliation:
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
John Conly
Affiliation:
Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Blanda Chow
Affiliation:
Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jeannette L. Comeau
Affiliation:
Canadian Center for Vaccinology (Dalhousie University, IWK Health and Nova Scotia Health), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joanne Embree
Affiliation:
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Shared Health Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bonita E. Lee
Affiliation:
Stollery Children’s hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
Marie-Astrid Lefebvre
Affiliation:
Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Robyn Mitchell
Affiliation:
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Linda Pelude
Affiliation:
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Allyson L. Shephard
Affiliation:
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Joanne M. Langley*
Affiliation:
Canadian Center for Vaccinology (Dalhousie University, IWK Health and Nova Scotia Health), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
for the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP)
Affiliation:
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
*
Author for correspondence: Joanne M. Langley, E-mail: Joanne.langley@Dal.ca

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid shunt–associated surgical site infection surveillance for 3 months compared to 12 months after surgery captures 83% of cases with no significant differences in patient characteristics, surgery types, or pathogens. A shorter 3-month follow-up can reduce resource use and allow for more timely reporting of healthcare-associated infection rates for hospitals.

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© The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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