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Adherence to surgical care improvement project measures and post-operative surgical site infections.

Adherence to surgical care improvement project measures and post-operative surgical site infections. Surgical site infection (SSI) is unequivocally morbid and costly. The estimated 300,000 SSIs annually in the United States represent the second most common infection among surgical patients, prolong hospitalization by 7-10 days, and have an estimated annual incremental cost of $1 billion. The mortality rate associated with SSI is 3%, with about three quarters of deaths being attributable directly to the infection. Prevention is possible for the most part, and concerted effort has been made to limit these infections, arguably to little effect. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Surgical infections Pubmed

Adherence to surgical care improvement project measures and post-operative surgical site infections.

Surgical infections , Volume 13 (4): -226 – Apr 1, 2013

Adherence to surgical care improvement project measures and post-operative surgical site infections.


Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) is unequivocally morbid and costly. The estimated 300,000 SSIs annually in the United States represent the second most common infection among surgical patients, prolong hospitalization by 7-10 days, and have an estimated annual incremental cost of $1 billion. The mortality rate associated with SSI is 3%, with about three quarters of deaths being attributable directly to the infection. Prevention is possible for the most part, and concerted effort has been made to limit these infections, arguably to little effect.

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DOI
10.1089/sur.2012.131
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22913334

Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) is unequivocally morbid and costly. The estimated 300,000 SSIs annually in the United States represent the second most common infection among surgical patients, prolong hospitalization by 7-10 days, and have an estimated annual incremental cost of $1 billion. The mortality rate associated with SSI is 3%, with about three quarters of deaths being attributable directly to the infection. Prevention is possible for the most part, and concerted effort has been made to limit these infections, arguably to little effect.

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Surgical infectionsPubmed

Published: Apr 1, 2013

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