Impact of an Automated Surveillance to Detect Surgical-Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Brazil

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2016
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Perdiz, Luciana B. [UNIFESP]
Yokoe, Deborah S.
Furtado, Guilherme H. [UNIFESP]
Medeiros, Eduardo A. S. [UNIFESP]
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In this retrospective study, we compared automated surveillance with conventional surveillance to detect surgical site infection after primary total hip or knee arthroplasty. Automated surveillance demonstrated better efficacy than routine surveillance in SSI diagnosis, sensitivity, and predictive negative value in hip and knee arthroplasty.
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Infection Control And Hospital Epidemiology. New York, v. 37, n. 8, p. 991-993, 2016.
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