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Journal ID : TMJ-10-01-2021-10481
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Title : Effective Prevention Strategies to Reduce Preoperative Surgical Site Infection (SSI) in Orthopedic Surgeries: A 6-year Retrospective Review Study

Abstract :

Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most frequently studied and the most common healthcare-associated infection. Improvements in prevention methods, infection control and risk reduction may prove beneficial. A retrospective review study of the Orthopedic surgeries from 2015 to 2020 at Orthopedic & Traumatology Hospital, after SSI prevention measures and risk factor assessments formulated by the hospital have been applied. 2539 patients' records were included in this study and we were able to reduce the infection rate to 0.43% equivalent to 11 patients. System-wide effort to reduce SSI should be highly considered.

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