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

Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

EventOriginal probability25% reduction in noncompliance50% reduction in noncompliance75% reduction in noncompliance
Original Probability of SSI0.0044   
Event 30 Fail to prepare skin appropriately0.12500.09380.06250.0313
Gate 239 Antibiotics related failure0.30000.22500.15000.0750
Event 142 Staff not well-trained in infection control0.30000.22500.15000.0750
Event 659 Glove puncture0.18000.13500.09000.0450
Event 138 Fail to remove watch/jewelry/fake nails0.15000.11250.07500.0375

SSI = surgical site infection.

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