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Comparison of hospital surgical site infection rates and rankings using claims versus National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance data



Comparison of hospital surgical site infection rates and rankings using claims versus National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance data



Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 40(2): 208-210



National policies target healthcare-associated infections using medical claims and National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance data. We found low concordance between the 2 data sources in rates and rankings for surgical site infection following colon surgery in 155 hospitals, underscoring the limitations in evaluating hospital quality by claims data.

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PMID: 30509332

DOI: 10.1017/ice.2018.310


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