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Surveillance of surgical site infection in English hospitals 1997-2002

Surveillance data
Abstract: 
The report is a summary of the data collected and reported by hospitals participating in the surgical site infection module provided by the Nosocomial Infection national Surveillance Service (NINSS) between October 1997 and September 2001. Hospitals taking part targeted one or more of the twelve catagories of clinically similar procedures (eg large bowel surgery, coronary artery bypass graft procedures, hip prostheses fo a minimum of at least three consecutive months Risk factor data and information about infections of the surgical site which develop during the hospital stay are collected and the incidence of infection data is cumulative over time. The sections include information on: - · Incidence of surgical site infection by category of surgical procedure · Incidence of surgical site infection by risk index and category of surgical procedure · Micro-organisms causing surgical site infection · Hospital participation in the surveillance of surgical site infection
Authors: 
Health Protection Agency
Category: 
Epidemiology

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Summary:
The report is a summary of the data collected and reported by hospitals participating in the surgical site infection module provided by the Nosocomial Infection national Surveillance Service (NINSS) between October 1997 and September 2001.Hospitals taking part targeted one or more of the twelve catagories of clinically similar procedures (eg large bowel surgery, coronary artery bypass graft procedures, hip prostheses fo a minimum of at least three consecutive months Risk factor data and information about infections of the surgical site which develop during the hospital stay are collected and the incidence of infection data is cumulative over time. The sections include information on: -· Incidence of surgical site infection by category of surgical procedure· Incidence of surgical site infection by risk index and category of surgical procedure· Micro-organisms causing surgical site infection· Hospital participation in the surveillance of surgical site infection
Questions Addressed:
The report is a summary of the data collected and reported by hospitals participating in the surgical site infection module provided by the Nosocomial Infection national Surveillance Service (NINSS) between October 1997 and September 2001.
Type of Study:
Surveillance data
Methods Valid:
Yes
Methods Valid Detail:

The use of standard surveillance methods by hospitals in England to collect information about infections acquired in hospital provides national data that can be used as a benchmark by hospitals to measure their own performance.

Results Reliability:
Yes
Problems or Biases:

No

Relevant Studies:

1. Health protection Agency Web Page: Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Service (SSISS) http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/surgical_site_infection/menu.... documents/SSIS methodology/national data, patient information and related internal and external links are included in the web directory

Keywords:
Surgical Site Infection wound infection amputation MRSA staphylococcus aureus risk index surveillance
Reviewer Name:
Sue Wiseman
Reviewer Post:
Nurse Consultant –Infection Control, DH
Reviewer Affiliations:
Member Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens Health Protection Adviser Royal College of Nursing P/T Member Infection Control Nurses Association