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Chicago, IL: National Patient Safety Foundation.
Postoperative infections represent a common and often preventable event. This patient fact sheet outlines practical tips to minimize risk.
Journal Article > Review
Tartari E, Weterings V, Gastmeier P, et al. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2017;6:45.
Patient participation in their safe care is a key improvement strategy. This commentary provides expert review of the evidence on how to engage patients in preventing surgical site infections. The authors recommend strategies to drive improvement, including the use of printed information to encourage patient involvement.
Journal Article > Study
Association of health literacy with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.
Wright JP, Edwards GC, Goggins K, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:137-142.