1.Rosenthal, MB. Nonpayment for performance? Medicare's new reimbursement rule. N Engl J Med 2007;357(16):1573–1575.
2.Medicare program; changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems and fiscal year 2008 rates. 72 Federal Register 47129–48175 (2007).
3.Horan, TC, Andrus, M, Dudeck, M. CDC/NHSN surveillance definition of health care-associated infection and criteria for specific types of infections in the acute care setting. Am J Infect Control 2008;36:309–332.
4.Yokoe, D. Multicenter evaluation of enhanced methods for surgical site infection surveillance following total hip and total knee arthroplasty. Presented at: Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections, March 18–22, 2010; Atlanta, GA.
5.Bolon, MK, Hooper, D, Stevenson, KB, et al. Improved surveillance for surgical site infections after orthopedic implantation procedures: extending applications for automated data. Clin Infect Dis 2009;48:1223–1229.
6.Huang, SS, Placzek, H, Livingston, J, et al. Use of Medicare claims to rank hospitals by surgical site infection risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011;32(8):775–783.
7.Olsen, M, Ball, K, Fraser, V. Risk of surgical site infection due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy in patients undergoing mastectomy. Presented at: Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections, March 18–22, 2010; Atlanta, GA.
8.Sohoo, NF, Zingmond, DS, Lieberman, JR, Ko, CY. Optimal time frame for reporting short-term complication rates after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2006;21(5):705–711.
9.Yokoe, DS, Noskin, GA, Cunningham, SM, et al. Enhanced identification of postoperative infections among inpatients. Emerg Infect Dis 2004;10(11):1924–1930.
10.Huang, SS, Livingston, JM, Rawson, NS, et al. Developing algorithms for healthcare insurers to systematically monitor surgical site infection rates. BMC Med Res Methodol 2007;7:20.