Exhibit 3. Inclusion and exclusion criteria for literature review

Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

CriteriaExamples
Inclusion Criteria
  • ASC specific studies on complications
  • Studies on complications from surgery in different contexts (e.g., academic medical centers)
  • Specific studies on hospital and care related infections and their risks
  • Studies providing risk estimates related to demographics, conditions, or procedures
  • Studies to support or refute information from the site visit estimates
  • Studies containing risk factor estimates related to the patients, providers, structures, or teams
Exclusion Criteria
  • Studies on surgery complications without specific information
  • Studies that focus only on hospital and not surgical infections
  • Studies that do not address interventions
  • Studies that were opinion and not empirically based

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Internet Citation: Exhibit 3. Inclusion and exclusion criteria for literature review: 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/stpraexh3.html