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Exhibit 48. Original manual process flow for surgical site infection surveillance

Exhibit 48. Original manual process flow for surgical site infection surveillance. Go to Text Description below.

EMR = electronic medical record.

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This Exhibit shows the initial flow diagram for identifying surgical site infection (SSI) cases. The initial data inputs are at the top (electronic medical record [EMR] review or floor visit), each leading to verification step and an independent documentation step; a suspicious EMR review could also lead to a floor visit. Documentation leads to monthly aggregation of SSI cases that is used in reporting. Information used to identify suspected SSI cases include microbiology findings, other lab results, imaging, and hospital admissions data.

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Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Exhibit 48. Original manual process flow for surgical site infection surveillance. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiexh48.html