Changes in the accuracy of administrative data for the detection of surgical site infections

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Sep;42(9):1128-1130. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1346. Epub 2020 Dec 17.


We performed a retrospective analysis of the changes in accuracy of International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) diagnosis codes for colectomy and hysterectomy surgical site infection surveillance. After the transition from ICD-CM ninth edition to tenth edition codes, there was no significant change in the accuracy of these codes for SSI surveillance.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Colectomy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy / adverse effects
  • International Classification of Diseases*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surgical Wound Infection* / diagnosis
  • Surgical Wound Infection* / epidemiology