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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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