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Top 10 Operative Procedures by Reported Infections in California Hospitals, First Half of 2020

Source: California Department of Public Health (CSV). The dataset includes information on surgical site infections (SSIs) reported by California hospitals under the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program. It covers the types of operative procedures, the number of procedures, and the number of reported and predicted infections for the first half of the year 2020. Dates: 2020-01-01 to 2020-06-30
  • The operative procedure with the most reported infections was not named, pooled under 'All procedures' totaling 31 cases.
  • Among specified operative procedures, appendix surgery had the second highest number of reported infections, amounting to 7 cases.
  • Procedures such as cardiac surgery and colon surgery followed, each reporting 5 and 4 infections respectively.
  • Thoracic surgery appears twice in the top 10 list, indicating different categorizations pooling up to 8 infections.
  • The procedures listed combine both specific types and pooled data categories, suggesting a need for disambiguation in the dataset.
  • The summarized data reflects only the first half of 2020 and is limited to California hospitals, reducing generalizability.

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