Colorectal surgery surgical site infection reduction program: a national surgical quality improvement program--driven multidisciplinary single-institution experience.

@article{Cima2013ColorectalSS,
  title={Colorectal surgery surgical site infection reduction program: a national surgical quality improvement program--driven multidisciplinary single-institution experience.},
  author={Robert R. Cima and Eugene C. Dankbar and Jenna K. Lovely and Rajesh Pendlimari and Kimberly C Aronhalt and Sharon A Nehring and Roxanne Hyke and Diane Tyndale and James Rogers and Lynn M. Quast},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={216 1},
  pages={23-33}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) are a major cause of morbidity in surgical patients and they increase health care costs considerably. Colorectal surgery is consistently associated with high SSI rates. No single intervention has demonstrated efficacy in reducing colorectal SSIs. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) is a nationally validated system that uses clinically abstracted data on surgical patients and their outcomes to assist… CONTINUE READING