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Mandatory Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery: 2005

Mandatory Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery

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Health Protection Agency

Publication date: October 2005

 

Synopsis

This report contains data collected by NHS Trusts in England during the first year of the mandatory surveillance of surgical site infection (SSI) in orthopaedic surgery. A scheme enabling hospitals in England to undertake surveillance of SSI was established by the Public Health Laboratory Service and Department of Health in 1997. This has subsequently been developed as the Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Service (SSISS) under the Health Protection Agency. Although participation in the scheme has been voluntary there has been a steady increase in hospitals participating since its inception.


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