Policy Briefs

Improving Detection to Reduce Infection

April 2013 - Authors: Benjamin Brady

Many state and federal funding agencies mandate SSI Surveillance.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) inpatient reporting program, for example, requires 30 day, post-discharge surveillance.9 For many hospitals, surveillance is  an unavoidable cost. If done well, however, the cost of treating an SSI is an avoidable cost.

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