Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Exhibit 2. Literature review search terms by category

Keyword Category Search Terms
Patient demographics
  • Age
  • Race
  • Insurance status
  • Income
  • Socio-economic status
Surgical or patient-related risk factors
  • Surgical risk factors
  • Procedural complications
  • Medical errors
  • Surgical infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • Postoperative infections
  • Healthcare associated (acquired) infections
  • Surgical procedures
  • Arthroscopic procedures
  • Outcomes
Organizational context
  • Academic medical centers
  • Community hospitals
  • For-profit surgical centers
  • Free-standing ambulatory surgical centers
Infection control practices
  • Infection control practices
  • Infection surveillance
  • Infections avoided through best practices

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Internet Citation: Exhibit 2. Literature review search terms by category. Content last reviewed April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.