Epidemiology of surgical site infections after total hip and knee joint replacement during 2007-2009: a report from the VINCat Program.


The VINCat Program is a system for epidemiological surveillance of healthcare-related infections in which the majority of Catalan hospitals participate. It has a specific module for surgical site infections (SSI) surveillance. Primary hip and knee arthroplasties are basic indicators of the program due to their high frequency and the important morbidity of… (More)


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