Prospective surveillance effectively reduced rates of surgical site infection associated with elective colorectal surgery at a university hospital in Japan

Tsuyoshi Konishi, Toshiaki Watanabe, Keita Morikane, Kazuhiko Fukatsu, Joji Kitayama, Naoyuki Umetani, Junji Kishimoto, Hirokazu Nagawa

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Abstract

At a university hospital in Japan, the introduction of prospective surveillance and subsequent interventions was effective in reducing the rate of surgical site infection associated with elective colorectal surgery from 27.5% to 17.8% of surgeries. Japan should both recognize the importance of broader surveillance for surgical site infection and establish its own nationwide surveillance database.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Prospective surveillance effectively reduced rates of surgical site infection associated with elective colorectal surgery at a university hospital in Japan. / Konishi, Tsuyoshi; Watanabe, Toshiaki; Morikane, Keita; Fukatsu, Kazuhiko; Kitayama, Joji; Umetani, Naoyuki; Kishimoto, Junji; Nagawa, Hirokazu.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 27, No. 5, 01.05.2006, p. 526-528.

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Konishi, Tsuyoshi ; Watanabe, Toshiaki ; Morikane, Keita ; Fukatsu, Kazuhiko ; Kitayama, Joji ; Umetani, Naoyuki ; Kishimoto, Junji ; Nagawa, Hirokazu. / Prospective surveillance effectively reduced rates of surgical site infection associated with elective colorectal surgery at a university hospital in Japan. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2006 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 526-528.
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