Surgical site infection (SSI) prevention has been a national priority for more than a decade. Substantial resources and importance have been placed on the Surgical Care Improvement Project’s infection prevention measures. Unfortunately, little evidence exists that widespread adoption of these measures has resulted in reduced SSI rates.1 As such, the national focus for surgical quality measurement is shifting toward measuring and reporting outcomes, with SSI leading the way.
Hawn MT. Surgical Quality Measurement: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(1):58. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2914
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