Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Exhibit 12. Probability of an intervention reducing the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) by interventions targeting component failure points individually

Event Original probability 25% reduction in noncompliance 50% reduction in noncompliance 75% reduction in noncompliance
Original Probability of SSI 0.0044      
Event 30 Fail to prepare skin appropriately 0.1250 0.0938 0.0625 0.0313
Gate 239 Antibiotics related failure 0.3000 0.2250 0.1500 0.0750
Event 142 Staff not well-trained in infection control 0.3000 0.2250 0.1500 0.0750
Event 659 Glove puncture 0.1800 0.1350 0.0900 0.0450
Event 138 Fail to remove watch/jewelry/fake nails 0.1500 0.1125 0.0750 0.0375

SSI = surgical site infection.

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Internet Citation: Exhibit 12. Probability of an intervention reducing the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) by interventions targeting component failure points individually. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/stpra/stpraexh12.html