Navigation Links
Infection Rate in Accredited Ambulatory Facilities is Lower than in Hospitals
Date:6/21/2010

The National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System Basic SSI Risk Index "showed an rate of infection 33 times greater than that reported for our accredited ambulatory surgery centers.

(PRWEB) June 18, 2010 -- The article, Infection Control Assessment of Ambulatory Surgical Centers, by Melissa K Schaefer, Michael Jhung et al (JAMA 2010;303(22):2273 - 2279) correctly places emphasis on the importance of adherence to infection control policies but, unfortunately, leaves the impression that patients are at a greater risk for exposure to infections in ambulatory surgery centers. This, simply stated, is not the case.



The American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) is one of the most recognized authorities in the accreditation of office based and ambulatory surgery centers both nationally and internationally. “Our standards thoroughly cover infection control policies. We mandate 100% compliance with these standards which include bi-annual reporting to our comprehensive peer review system,” says Dr. Lawrence Reed, AAAASF Board President.

In a study of over 400,000 outpatient surgical procedures performed in our accredited facilities published in 2004 ("Analysis of Outpatient Surgery Center Safety Using an Internet-Based Quality Improvement and Peer Review Program published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,) 411,670 outpatient procedures were analyzed. The infection rate was 0.09% (one infection for every 1,061 procedures). All infections responded to conservative wound care and or antibiotics. AAAASF data used in this study is from accredited facilities. Unfortunately, many facilities are neither accredited nor inspected on a regular basis. “We are in agreement that standards should be followed and welcome mandatory accreditation or licensure for all outpatient surgery facilities with regularly scheduled inspections,” Dr. Reed adds.

It is not appropriate to compare the infection rate in outpatient facilities with hospitals as they exist in a totally different and more complex clinical setting. A hospital study conducted by Gaynes, et al.2001, "Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Rates in the United States, 1992 -1998: The National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System Basic SSI Risk Index "showed an rate of infection 33 times greater than that reported for our accredited ambulatory surgery centers. Patient safety should be the primary consideration.    

“The challenge for instituting and enforcing infection control policies in hospitals is clearly more difficult. Patients, should however, be assured that the infection rate in accredited, ambulatory surgery centers, is very low,” concludes Dr. Reed.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/06/prweb4151204.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall
2. Review Spotlights Clues to Serious Childhood Infection
3. 3 years out, safety checklist continues to keep hospital infections in check
4. Mechanism discovered by which bodys cells encourage tuberculosis infection
5. Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates In Boston Hospitals Vary Dramatically; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
6. Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates in Atlanta Hospitals Vary; One Hospital Reports Rates Up to 6 Times National Average; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
7. Consumer Reports Health: Many Hospitals Fail To Lower Infection Risk Despite Lifesaving Checklist
8. Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates in Los Angeles Hospitals Vary Dramatically; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
9. Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates Vary in San Francisco Hospitals; Three Hospitals Report Zero Infections; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
10. Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates in Tampa-St. Petersburg Area Hospitals Vary Dramatically
11. Consumer Reports Health: Central-Line Infection Rates in Dallas/Ft. Worth Hospitals Vary Dramatically; Some Hospitals Not Reporting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Infection Rate in Accredited Ambulatory Facilities is Lower than in Hospitals 
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ProVest Insurance Group, a family ... and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity drive to benefit the family ... abnormality. , After struggling since birth with several health challenges, T.J. was later ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pekin, IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... Foundation, which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the ... iaedp™ Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent ... apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty ... pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially ... the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... at a few other company-owned facilities across the country. ... some of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), ... call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning ... ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. ... 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives ... enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a ... today announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The ... when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz ... The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: