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

Exhibit 2. Number of procedures stratified by hospital and types between 2008 and 2009

  DH IH VA SLC VVMC*
Procedure   Num. % Proc. Num. % Proc. Num. % Proc. Num. % Proc.
CABG Total Procedures 0   1845   78   0  
    Superficial SSI 0   12 0.7% 3 3.8% 0  
    Deep SSI 0   7 0.4% 0 0.0% 0  
    Organ-Space SSI 0   1 0.1% 0 0.0% 0  
  Total SSI 0   20 1.1% 3 3.8% 0  
HERNIA Total Procedures 898   1059   237   294  
    Superficial SSI 4 0.4% 0 0.0% 2 0.8% 1 0.3%
    Deep SSI 2 0.2% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
    Organ-Space SSI 1 0.1% 0 0.0% 1 0.4% 0 0.0%
  Total SSI 7 0.8% 0 0.0% 3 1.3% 1 0.3%
THA Total Procedures 268   2810   90   137  
    Superficial SSI 2 0.7% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
    Deep SSI 2 0.7% 5 0.2% 0 0.0% 1 0.7%
    Organ-Space SSI 3 1.1% 3 0.1% 2 2.2% 0 0.0%
  Total SSI 7 2.6% 8 0.3% 2 2.2% 1 0.7%
TKA Total Procedures 232   7897   163   421  
    Superficial SSI 1 0.4% 6 0.1% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
    Deep SSI 2 0.9% 7 0.1% 0 0.0% 1 0.2%
    Organ-Space SSI 1 0.4% 2 0.0% 1 0.6% 0 0.0%
  Total SSI   4 1.7% 15 0.2% 1 0.6% 1 0.2%

DH = Denver Health, IH = Intermountain Health, VA, SLC = VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System, VVMC = Vail Valley Medical Center, % Proc = percent of total procedures, CABG = coronary artery bypass grafting, HERNIA = herniorrhaphy, THA = total hip arthroplasty, TKA = total knee arthroplasty.
* From 2007 to 2009.

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Internet Citation: Exhibit 2. Number of procedures stratified by hospital and types between 2008 and 2009. Content last reviewed December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiexh2.html