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Sixth report of the mandatory surveillance of surgical site infection in orthopaedic surgery: April 2004 to March 2010

Sixth Report of the Mandatory Surveillance of Surgical Site Infectioni n Orthopaedic Surgery

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Publication date: December 2010

 

Synopsis

This report summarises data collected by NHS trusts in England over the six year period since surveillance of surgical site infection (SSI) following orthopaedic surgery became mandatory in April 2004.

The Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Service (SSISS) has been collecting SSI data from participating hospitals since 1997 in order to establish a national database and to make available valid comparative data based on standard definitions and follow-up methods.


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NHS Trust Tables 2004/10 (PDF, 193 KB)

Last reviewed: 13 January 2012