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Shifting surgical site infection denominators and implications for National Health Safety Network reporting

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 September 2019

Jessica L. Seidelman*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Becky Smith
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Brittain Wood
Affiliation:
Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Linda Adcock
Affiliation:
Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Barry Shelton
Affiliation:
Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Kirk Huslage
Affiliation:
Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Art Baker
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Ibukunoluwa C. Akinboyo
Affiliation:
Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Deverick J. Anderson
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Daniel J. Sexton
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
Sarah S. Lewis
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Durham, North Carolina
*
Author for correspondence: Jessica L. Seidelman, E-mail: jessica.seidelman@duke.edu

Abstract

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© 2019 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved. 

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References

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