Title: Three Questions to Screen for Postdischarge Surgical Site Infections
Authors: KNAUST AndreasMOUSSA AndreSTILIANAKIS NikolaosEIKMANN ThomasHERR Caroline
Citation: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL vol. 37 no. 5 p. 420-422
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC48320
ISSN: 0196-6553
URI: http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(08)00903-6/abstract
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2008.10.025
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
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.
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