New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective.

@article{Allegranzi2016NewWR,
  title={New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective.},
  author={Benedetta Allegranzi and Peter Bischoff and Stijn Willem de Jonge and Nejla Zeynep Kubilay and Bassim Zayed and Stacey M Gomes and Mohamed Abbas and Jasper Jan Atema and Sarah L. Gans and Miranda Maria Lucia van Rijen and Marja A. Boermeester and Matthias Egger and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans and Didier Pittet and Joseph S. Solomkin},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={
          e276-e287
        }
}
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most preventable health-care-associated infections and are a substantial burden to health-care systems and service payers worldwide in terms of patient morbidity, mortality, and additional costs. SSI prevention is complex and requires the integration of a range of measures before, during, and after surgery. No international guidelines are available and inconsistencies in the interpretation of evidence and recommendations of national guidelines have… CONTINUE READING

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