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Surgical Site Infection Following Hospital Discharge | Screening Tool

Purpose:

To screen a patient for a surgical site infection (SSI) after hospital discharge using the questions of Knaust et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

complications, complication detection

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Knaust et al identified 3 questions that can be used to screen for a surgical site infection (SSI) following hospital discharge. The authors are from University of Giessen, University Hospital Leipzig and Joint Research Centre at Ispra, Italy.

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