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

Exhibit 24. List of additional SSI risk factors at Intermountain Healthcare

Column Heading Value Type Description
Charlson Score Numeric Charlson Score
Preop glucose Numeric Preop glucose
No. of People in OR Numeric Number of people in OR
Postop glucose Numeric First glucose level after surgery
Postop fluid Numeric Liters of Fluid 24 hrs PostOp
Abx allergy Numeric 1 if Hx of abx allergy…0 if not
Trach Numeric 1 if patient had tracheotomy…0 if not
No. of surgeons Numeric No. of surgeons scrubbed

Abx = antibiotics; Hx = history; OR = operating room; Postop = postoperative; Preop = preoperative

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Internet Citation: Exhibit 24. List of additional SSI risk factors at Intermountain Healthcare. Content last reviewed December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiexh24.html