Incidence of surgical-site infections and the validity of the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System risk index in a general surgical ward in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

@article{Soleto2003IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of surgical-site infections and the validity of the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System risk index in a general surgical ward in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.},
  author={Lorena Soleto and Marianne Pirard and Marleen Boelaert and Remberto Peredo and Reinerio Vargas and Alberto Gianella and Patrick van der Stuyft},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the frequency of and risk factors for surgical-site infections (SSIs) in Bolivia, and to study the performance of the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System risk index in a developing country. DESIGN A prospective study with patient follow-up until the 30th postoperative day. SETTING A general surgical ward of a public hospital in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. PATIENTS Patients admitted to the ward between July 1998 and June 1999 on whom surgical… CONTINUE READING