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Special Edition from the Quality Assessment and Safety Committee Reducing Surgical Site Infection – Where do I look?

Special Edition from the Quality Assessment and Safety Committee Reducing Surgical Site Infection – Where do I look? | ASCRS

Surgical site infections are classified into three categories based upon the location and depth of infection. These include superficial, deep and organ surgical site infections. The classification system most commonly used is based upon that published by Horan et al in 1992, and this system is the basis for that used by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Healthcare Safety Network, and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Click here to read more.