English hospitals under-report surgical site infections, survey shows.

  title={English hospitals under-report surgical site infections, survey shows.},
  author={Susan Mayor},
Patients develop wound infections after surgery far more often than is usually reported, show the results of a survey of English hospital trusts that reveal wide variations in how different hospitals collect and report this information. The researchers have called for a complete overhaul of the national surgical site infection surveillance system, a voluntary reporting scheme run by the Health Protection Agency, to improve its reliability. Their findings show that hospitals that conduct high… CONTINUE READING
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