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Journal Article > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update.
Ban KA, Minei JP, Laronga C, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224:59-74.
Allegranzi B, Bischoff P, de Jonge S, et al; WHO Guidelines Development Group. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2016. ISBN: 9789241549882.
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.