SSI

Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are infections that occur after surgery in the area of the body where the surgery took place.1

Resources

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK401145/

 

Worldwide:

  • The pooled SSI incidence was 11.8 per 100 surgical patients undergoing surgical procedures (95% CI: 8.6–16.0) and 5.6 per 100 surgical procedures (95% CI: 2.9–10.5) 1
  • SI was the most frequent HAI reported hospital-wide in LMICs and the level of risk was significantly higher than in developed countries1

Australia:

  • In Australia, infection of the surgical site occurs in approximately 3% of surgical procedures2
  • over 21,000 cases of SSI occur annually3
  • Result in the loss of 53,536 hospital bed-days per year3
  • Economic burden of over AU$53 million3

Europe:

  • economic costs of SSIs in Europe to range between € 1.47–19.1 billion1
  • average patient stay would increase by approximately 6.5 days and cost 3 times as much to treat an infected patient1
  • SSI rate of 2.9% is reported in Europe1

US:

  • SSIs account for 20% of all HAIs in hospitalized patients with an estimate of over 290,000 cases per year with roughly 13,000 deaths.4
  • It is estimated that care related to SSIs may cost roughly $7.4 billion per year in the US.4

Resources

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK401145/
  2. https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Approaches-to-Surgical-Site-Infection-Surveillance.pdf
  3. http://www.la.aspjj.com/sites/aspjj.com.la/files/pdf/surgical-site-infection-in-australia.pdf
  4. https://aornjournal.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1016/j.aorn.2014.02.002

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