Morbidity and mortality associated with surgical site infections: results from the 1997-1999 INCISO surveillance.

@article{Astagneau2001MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and mortality associated with surgical site infections: results from the 1997-1999 INCISO surveillance.},
  author={Pascal Astagneau and Christophe Rioux and Franck Golliot and Gilles Br{\"u}cker},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={267-74}
}
Since 1997, a surgical-site infections (SSI) surveillance network (INCISO) has been implemented in volunteer general surgical units in Northern France. For three months each year, all patients who undergo a surgical procedure are consecutively reviewed for their peri-operative condition and traced for outcome with a 30-day follow-up. Of the 38973 surgical patients included over a three-year period, 1344 (3.4%) developed SSI and 568 died (1.5%) including 78 with an SSI. Organ-space and deep… CONTINUE READING

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