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Performance of simplified surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance case definitions for resource limited settings: Comparison to SSI cases reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2013–2017

  • Matthew D. Westercamp (a1), Margaret A. Dudeck (a1), Kathy Allen-Bridson (a1), Rebecca Konnor (a1), Jonathan R. Edwards (a1), Benjamin J. Park (a1) and Rachel M. Smith (a1)...

Abstract

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most common healthcare-associated infections in low- and middle-income countries. To encourage establishment of actionable and standardized SSI surveillance in these countries, we propose simplified surveillance case definitions. Here, we use NHSN reports to explore concordance of these simplified definitions to NHSN as ‘reference standard.’

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Author for correspondence: Matthew D. Westercamp, Email: mwestercamp@cdc.gov

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Performance of simplified surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance case definitions for resource limited settings: Comparison to SSI cases reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network, 2013–2017

  • Matthew D. Westercamp (a1), Margaret A. Dudeck (a1), Kathy Allen-Bridson (a1), Rebecca Konnor (a1), Jonathan R. Edwards (a1), Benjamin J. Park (a1) and Rachel M. Smith (a1)...

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