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Surveillance of surgical site infection post vasectomy
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) after vasectomy and to identify associated patient and perioperative risk factors, including the operating room environment (non-ventilated ...
Reliable surgical site infection surveillance with robust validation is required
We would like to thank Lamagni and her colleagues from the Health Protection Agency for their interest in our paper. While they state in their letter that post discharge surveillance (PDS) is not used for benchmarking, ...
English hospitals under report SSIs
We thank Lamagini and colleagues for their interest in our paper. These authors from the HPA claim that we are misinformed and lacking in understanding. Yet, our criticisms are the same as those expressed by the Public ...
A benchmark too far: findings from a national survey of surgical site infection surveillance
Background The national surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance service in England collates and publishes SSI rates that are used for benchmarking and to identify the prevalence of SSIs. However, research studies using ...