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|Title:||Three Questions to Screen for Postdischarge Surgical Site Infections|
|Authors:||KNAUST Andreas; MOUSSA Andre; STILIANAKIS Nikolaos; EIKMANN Thomas; HERR Caroline|
|Citation:||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL vol. 37 no. 5 p. 420-422|
|JRC Publication N°:||JRC48320|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||In-hospital surveillance of surgical site infections (SSI) was conducted on 599 patients in a German university hospital. On a subgroup of 342 patients SSI was assessed after discharge from hospital based on data of a questionnaire and telephone interviews. Post-discharge surveillance revealed substantially higher infection rates than in-hospital surveillance. From assessment of single items a model of a three-item questionnaire for surveillance of SSI is proposed.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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