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PREZIES: Prevention of hospital-aquired infections through surveillance. Surgical site infections component III, 1997-1999

PREZIES: PREventie van ZIEkenhuisinfecties door Surveillance. Deelcomponent postoperatieve wondinfecties III, 1997-1999

Synopsis

In the period of January 1995 December 1999, 65 hospitals collected data on 72,720 operations after which 2,493 surgical site infections (SSIs) occurred. For 14 operation groups and 88 procedures the incidence of SSIs was calculated. The infection rates for specific procedures ranged from 0% for various procedures to 14,4% for resections of the small intestine. In 1,376 of 2,493 infections (55%) a total of 2,025 microorganisms were reported. In infections after clean surgery Staphylococcus species were isolated most frequently. In other infections this was Eschericia coli, followed by Interococcus species and Staphylococcus aureus.
 

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