Basic Allied Health Statistics And Analysis, 4th Edition,By Koch – Test Bank
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
1. Wounds with prior contamination and infection are included in the postoperative infection rate calculation.
2. Infection control committees are charged with preventing and investigating community-acquired infections.
3. A comorbidity is a preexisting condition that exists with the principal diagnosis and will increase the length of stay at least one day in 100% of the cases.
4. A single, separate, systematic manipulation upon or within the body that can be complete in itself is considered a surgical procedure.
5. The formula for the consultation rate includes the total number of patients receiving a consultation × 100 / total number of patient discharges, including deaths.
6. Post-operative infections are considered a nosocomial infection.
7. Community acquired infections arise within 24 hours of admission.
8. The following formula is used to calculate the nosocomial infection rate:
Total number of hospital infections for the period / Total number of discharges including deaths for the same period × 100
Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
9. Which best defines the term “complication”?
a. Infection that originates in the hospital
b. Disorder arising after hospital admission, changing the course of care
c. Infection that originates in the community
d. Number of new cases of disease for the period
10. A hospital reported the following annual statistics:
Total adult and children discharges = 10,810
Total newborn discharges = 1,601
Patients receiving consultations = 2,013
What is the consultation rate (including newborns)?
d. None of the above