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Baker AW, Dicks KV, Durkin MJ
Epidemiology of surgical site infection in a community hospital network.
The researchers described the epidemiology of complex surgical site infection (SSI) following commonly performed surgical procedures in community hospitals and to characterize trends of SSI prevalence rates over time for MRSA and other common pathogens. They found that the prevalence of MRSA SSI decreased from 2008 to 2012. This decrease in MRSA SSI prevalence led to an overall decrease in SSI prevalence.
Citation: Baker AW, Dicks KV, Durkin MJ . Epidemiology of surgical site infection in a community hospital network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 May;37(5):519-26. doi: 10.1017/ice.2016.13.
Keywords: Surgery, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Injuries and Wounds, Adverse Events, Risk, Hospitals