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Top 10 Operative Procedures by Surgical Site Infections Reported in California Hospitals in 2019

Source: California Department of Public Health (CSV). The dataset contains information about surgical site infections (SSIs) reported by California hospitals to the California Department of Public Health, with details regarding types of operative procedures, infection counts, and comparisons to state-level data.
  • Statewide pooled data and individual procedures show colon surgery with the highest number of infections reported.
  • Both the statewide pooled data and individual operative procedures for colon and small bowel surgery are among the most affected.
  • Spinal fusion and hip prosthesis procedures are also significant contributors to the overall infections reported.
  • The analysis is based on data from one calendar year (2019), indicating a snapshot rather than a trend over time.
  • Where procedure types are duplicated in the pooled data and individual procedure data, it highlights the issue is affecting multiple facilities across the state.

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