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Ambulatory Breast Procedure Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Outcome Measure

  • This measure is for the risk-adjusted Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) for all Surgical Site Infections (SSI) following breast procedures conducted at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) among adult patients (ages 18 - 108 years) and reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The measure compares the reported number of surgical site infections observed at an ASC with a predicted value based on nationally aggregated data.

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Appropriate Treatment for Children With Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

  • The Appropriate Treatment for Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) measure assesses whether members 3 months of age and older with a diagnosis of upper respiratory infection were not dispensed an antibiotic prescription. The measure includes patients enrolled in commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare health plans.

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Bloodstream Infection in Hemodialysis Outpatients

  • Annual standardized infection ratio (SIR) of bloodstream infections (BSIs) among children and adults receiving maintenance hemodialysis at outpatient hemodialysis facilities. BSIs are defined as positive blood cultures for hemodialysis patients which are reported monthly by participating facilities. The SIR is reported for a yearly period (calendar year) and is calculated by dividing the number of observed BSIs by the number of predicted BSIs during the year.

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