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Journal Article
Study

Implementation of a comprehensive unit-based safety program to reduce surgical site infections in cesarean delivery.

Dieplinger B, Egger M, Jezek C, et al. Am J Infect Control. 2020;48(4):386-390.

This observational study enrolled 2,576 women undergoing cesarean delivery at a single tertiary care hospital over a five-year period to evaluate the impact of an evidence-based bundle on surgical site infections. The comprehensive and multidisciplinary bundle included preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative actions. Implementation of the bundle resulted in a 60% reduction in the risk of surgical site infections, from 1.5% in the preintervention period to 0.56% after implementation.