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Surgical Site Infection Risk Index of Neumayer et al Based on Data from the Patient Safety in Surgery Study and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

Purpose:

To determine the risk of a surgical site infection after surgery using the risk index of Neumayer et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

T84.1

Description:

Neumayer et al developed a risk score for surgical site infection (SSI) based on data from the Patient Safety in Surgery Study and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). This can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple hospitals in the United States and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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