Appendix P. Focus Group Risk Factors

Risk FactorImportanceFeasibility
Immunosuppression  
Degree of spillage/wound contamination  
Procedure type  
Congestive cardiac failure  
Renal failure  
Hepatic disease  
Hx chemotherapy  
Hx radiation  
Hx steroid use  
Rest pain  
Blood loss > 500 mL  
Work RVU  
DNR status  
Bleeding disorder  
Myocardial infarction  
Cardiac arrest  
Hx angina  
Sodium < 135 mEq/dL  
BUN > 40 (> 60?)  
Bilirubin > 1.0 mg/dL  
WBC  
Coma  
UTI  
Dyspnea  
Pneumonia  
Dehiscence  
Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix P. Focus Group Risk Factors. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiapp.html