Appendix J. Additional Risk Factors

Risk FactorEvidenceModifiable?PatientPerioperativeSurgeon
Homelessness NY  
Insurance/Payor Source NY  
Anticoagulation Medication Y Y 
Post-Op Ambulation Y Y 
Liters of Fluid in OR Y Y 
Liters of Fluid 24 hrs Post-Op Y Y 
Central Line Y Y 
Pre-Op Hemoglobobin Y   
Use of Stryker Suit Y  Y
Surgeon Beard Y  Y
Peri-Op Insulin Administration Y Y 
Peri-Op Proton Pump Inhibitor Y Y 
Peri-Op VTE Prophylaxis Y Y 
No. of Personnel in OR Y Y 
Trainee (Lowest Level) Scrubbed in OR Y Y 
OR Traffic Y Y 
Surgeon Experience (# Past 12 Months) N  Y
Surgeon Age N  Y
Alcohol Abuse YY  
Substance Abuse YY  
Use of Drain Y Y 
Number of Procedures Y Y 
Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix J. Additional Risk Factors. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiapj.html