Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection

Appendix P. Focus Group Risk Factors

Risk Factor Importance Feasibility
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. Content last reviewed December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiapp.html