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A Practical Tool for Surveillance of Surgical-Site Infections: A 5-Year Experience in Orthopedic Surgeries

  • Shmuel Benenson (a1), Allon E. Moses (a1), Matan J. Cohen (a1), Meir Brezis (a2), Naomi Minster (a1), Carmela Schwartz (a1), Leonid Kandel (a3), Meir Liebergall (a3) and Yoav Mattan (a3)...

Abstract

Continuous surveillance of surgical-site infection (SSI) is labor intensive. We developed a semiautomatic surveillance system partly assisted by surgeons. Most patients who developed postdischarge SSI were readmitted, which allowed us to limit postdischarge surveillance to this group. This procedure significantly reduced workload while maintaining high sensitivity and specificity for SSI diagnosis.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:610–613

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Address correspondence to Shmuel Benenson, MD, MSc, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem, 91120 (Benenson@Hadassah.org.il).

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A Practical Tool for Surveillance of Surgical-Site Infections: A 5-Year Experience in Orthopedic Surgeries

  • Shmuel Benenson (a1), Allon E. Moses (a1), Matan J. Cohen (a1), Meir Brezis (a2), Naomi Minster (a1), Carmela Schwartz (a1), Leonid Kandel (a3), Meir Liebergall (a3) and Yoav Mattan (a3)...

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