Surveillance of surgical site infection: more accurate definitions and intensive recording needed.

@article{Leaper2013SurveillanceOS,
  title={Surveillance of surgical site infection: more accurate definitions and intensive recording needed.},
  author={David John Leaper and Judith Tanner and Martin Kiernan},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={83-6}
}
Surgical site infection (SSI) continues to be a burden on systems that deliver healthcare and on patients who suffer morbidity, and mortality, associated with this complication of medical intervention. Surveillance of SSI is often an integral part of organizational infection prevention and control activities, but unless post-discharge surveillance is carried out in a robust manner the data may be inaccurate and misleading. Coupled with a lack of robust application of definitions, variations in… CONTINUE READING

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