Table 2

Identified domains of importance for inclusion in the case study UROM for surgical wound assessment

Domain relevant to SSI assessmentExisting tool
Patient questionnaire(s)Clinical tool(s)
1. Wound healingx
2. Wound heat
3. Wound redness
4. Wound discharge
5. Layers separating—spontaneous
6. Wound swelling
7. Wound pain
8. Feverx
9. Contact with healthcare professionalx
10. Dressing neededx
11. Antibiotics needed
12. Layers separating—deliberatex
13. Hospital admissionx
14. Drainage neededx
15. Wound cleaning
16. Abscess
17. Microbiology
18. Prolonged hospital stayx
19. Smell*xx
  • *Identified from stakeholder interviews.

  • SSI, surgical site infection; UROM, universal-reporter outcome measure.