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Exhibit 18. Counts of identified organisms by procedure

Exhibit 18*

SurgeryOrganismDHIHVA SLCVVMC
CABGS. aureusNA10NA
 EnterococcusNA10NA
 P. aeruginosaNA00NA
 OtherNA51NA
      
HERNIAS. aureus1010
 Enterococcus0000
 P. aeruginosa0000
 Other2310
      
TKAS. aureus1320
 Enterococcus0100
 P. aeruginosa0000
 Other0201
      
THAS. aureus3301
 Enterococcus0200
 P. aeruginosa0100
 Other1200
SSI with recognized pathogens72042
Total SSI132543

DH = Denver Health; IH = Intermountain Health; VA SLC = Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System; VVMC = Vail Valley Medical Center; CABG = coronary artery bypass grafting, HERNIA = herniorrhaphy, THA = total hip arthroplasty, TKA = total hip arthoplasty,
* More than one organism can be counted for a single SSI. Only identified organisms are counted.
Organisms categorized by surgical bed, so that other surgeries with SSI at the same site could not be easily differentiated.

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Exhibit 18. Counts of identified organisms by procedure. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiexh18.html