Surgical site infections in patients undergoing major operations in a university hospital: using standardized infection ratio as a benchmarking tool.

@article{Narong2003SurgicalSI,
  title={Surgical site infections in patients undergoing major operations in a university hospital: using standardized infection ratio as a benchmarking tool.},
  author={Montha Na Narong and Somchit Thongpiyapoom and Nonglak Thaikul and Silom Jamulitrat and Nongyao Kasatpibal},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={274-9}
}
BACKGROUND Because patterns of infection acquired in patients undergoing operation are ever changing, it is an essential part of nosocomial infection surveillance programs to periodically document the epidemiologic features of infection in these patients. This study was conducted with the primary intention of describing the incidence and risk factors of the surgical site infection (SSI). METHODS We performed a prospective study in patients undergoing certain major operations at a 750-bed… CONTINUE READING

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