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Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection: Final Contract Report.

Price CS; Savitz LA; Denver Health; Intermountain Healthcare; Salt Lake City Veterans Afairs Medical Center; Vail Valley Medical Center; AHRQ; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

This report explores techniques to detect and monitor surgical site infections (SSIs), evaluates a computer-assisted algorithm to identify patients at risk for SSIs, and makes recommendations to investigate surgery-specific risk factors.