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The Effect of Participating in a Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Surveillance Network on the Time Trend of SSI Rates: A Systematic Review

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 August 2017

Mohamed Abbas
Affiliation:
Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Ermira Tartari
Affiliation:
Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Benedetta Allegranzi
Affiliation:
Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, Service Delivery and Safety, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland.
Didier Pittet
Affiliation:
Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Stephan Harbarth
Affiliation:
Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
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Abstract

This systematic literature review reveals that participating in a surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance network is associated with short-term reductions in SSI rates: relative risk [RR] for year 2, 0.80 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.79–0.82); year 3 RR, 0.92 (95% CI, 0.90–0.94); year 4 RR, 0.98 (95% CI, 0.96–1.00).

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:1364–1366

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