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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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 March 2020

Matthew D. Westercamp
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Margaret A. Dudeck
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Kathy Allen-Bridson
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Rebecca Konnor
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Jonathan R. Edwards
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Benjamin J. Park
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
Rachel M. Smith
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia
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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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