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Worldwide incidence of surgical site infections in general surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 488,594 patients.

Gillespie BM, Harbeck E, Rattray M, et al. Worldwide incidence of surgical site infections in general surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 488,594 patients. Int J Surg. 2021;95:106136. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2021.106136

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December 8, 2021
Gillespie BM, Harbeck EL, Rattray M, et al. Int J Surg. 2021;95:106136.

Surgical site infections (SSI) are a common, yet largely preventable, complication of surgery which can result in increased length of stay and hospital readmission. In this review of 57 studies, the cumulative incidence of SSI was 11% in adult general surgical patients and was associated with increased length of stay (with variation by types of surgery).

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Gillespie BM, Harbeck E, Rattray M, et al. Worldwide incidence of surgical site infections in general surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 488,594 patients. Int J Surg. 2021;95:106136. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2021.106136