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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 4:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.310. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of hospital surgical site infection rates and rankings using claims versus National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance data.

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1Department of Population Medicine,Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School,Boston, Massachusetts.

Abstract

National policies target healthcare-associated infections using medical claims and National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance data. We found low concordance between the 2 data sources in rates and rankings for surgical site infection following colon surgery in 155 hospitals, underscoring the limitations in evaluating hospital quality by claims data.

PMID:
30509332
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2018.310

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