Improving awareness of best practices to reduce surgical site infection: a multistakeholder approach.

@article{Skoufalos2012ImprovingAO,
  title={Improving awareness of best practices to reduce surgical site infection: a multistakeholder approach.},
  author={Alexandria Skoufalos and J. Lockhart Clarke and Marc Napp and Kenneth J Abrams and Bettina Berman and Donna M. Armellino and Mary Ellen Schilling and Valerie P Pracilio},
  journal={American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={297-304}
}
Surgical site infection (SSI) is recognized as a focus area by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Institute of Medicine. An estimated 47% to 84% of SSIs present after discharge from the hospital or ambulatory care facility and, as a result, go undetected by standard SSI surveillance programs. Evidence-based processes and practices that are known to reduce the incidence of SSIs tend to be underused in routine… CONTINUE READING
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