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Book/Report

Global Guidelines on the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection.

Allegranzi B, Zayed B, Bischoff P, et al. Elsevier BV; 2016.

Efforts to reduce surgical site infections have achieved some success. The World Health Organization has taken a leading role in eliminating health care–associated harms and has compiled guidelines to address factors that contribute to surgical site infections in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care. The document includes recommendations for improvement informed by the latest evidence.