Misclassification of wounds in the operating room (OR) can adversely affect surgical site infection (SSI) reporting and reimbursement. This study aimed to measure the effects of a curriculum on documentation of surgical wound classification (SWC) for operating room staff and surgeons.
Implementation of a multidisciplinary documentation curriculum resulted in a
significant decrease in SWC documentation error. Improved accuracy of SWC
reporting may facilitate a better assessment of SSI risk in a complex patient
Operating room staff and surgeon documentation curriculum improves wound classification accuracy (Heliyon).