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Table 1 User Options

From: Developing algorithms for healthcare insurers to systematically monitor surgical site infection rates

Option Default
1. Time window of Interest None
2. Maximum number of diagnoses in any single claims record 4
3. Maximum number of procedures in a single claims record 5
4. Definition of two most common plan types None
5. Acceptable membership gap * 45
6. Threshold % of patients with prescription activity to restrict analyses to those with prescription benefits ≥ 80%
7. Threshold number of cardiac procedures during the time window for a hospital's inclusion in multivariate analyses 40
8. Quartile of hospital SSI rates for detailed patient output 4th
  1. * Brief lapses in enrollment during the time window which do not result in exclusion