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Reducing surgical site infection in a hospital in Singapore

Khin Aung, Liau Kui-Hin
20 January 2011

<p>Surgical site infection (SSI) is preventable and achieving zero SSI rates for every clean operation should be the goal of all surgeons. This paper describes one hospital’s strategy for reducing SSIs, enhancing the care of patients and promoting a culture of patient safety. All clean and clean-contaminated elective gastrointestinal and hernia operations were managed using four specific interventions. SSI rates were compared to historical data.</p>

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