Care Settings

Automated Detection Tool to Identify Surgical Site Infection

  • Posted: September 30, 2016
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Although the past few decades have seen progress in healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention, these infections still affect about one out of every 25 hospitalized patients, resulting in serious illness, death, and excessive healthcare expenditures. Evidence abounds regard- ing gaps between what is recommended and what is practiced relative to prevention of infection. Infection preventionists (IPs) are needed to bridge these gaps between practices and evidence-based interventions.

Learn more about the automated detection tool to identify surgical site infection.