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Interhospital Comparisons of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgical Site Infection Rates Differ if Donor Sites Are Excluded

  • P. L. Russo (a1), L. Gurrin (a2), N. D. Friedman (a1), A. L. Bull (a1), S. Marasco (a3), H. Kelly (a4), C. J. Boardman (a1) and M. J. Richards (a1)...

Abstract

The advent of public reporting of hospital-acquired infection rates has sparked ongoing discussion about the most appropriate surveillance data to present. When we used different numerators to calculate rates of surgical site infection following coronary artery bypass graft surgery, we found that some hospitals' rates and their rankings were notably affected.

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VICNISS Coordinating Centre, 10 Wreckyn St., North Melbourne, Vic 3605, Australia (philip.russo@mh.org.au)

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Interhospital Comparisons of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgical Site Infection Rates Differ if Donor Sites Are Excluded

  • P. L. Russo (a1), L. Gurrin (a2), N. D. Friedman (a1), A. L. Bull (a1), S. Marasco (a3), H. Kelly (a4), C. J. Boardman (a1) and M. J. Richards (a1)...

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