Challenges in defining surgical-site infections following hydrocephalus surgeries

Caitlin Naureckas Li*, Amanda Bonebrake, Sangeeta Schroeder, Sandi K. Lam, Jeffrey S. Raskin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Multiple organizations track neurosurgical surgical-site infection (SSI) rates, but significant variation exists among reporting criteria. We report our center's experience with the variation in cases captured by 2 major definitions. Standardization could support improvement activities and SSI reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2065-2067
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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