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Reduced rates of surgical site infection

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Health Protection Scotland and the Scottish Surveillance of HAI programme has highlighted four NHS boards that have significantly reduced rates of surgical site infection within four categories of surgery.

In the report “Surgical Site Infection Supplementary Report for Sharing Best Practice” the author identified that staff were unable to detail specific changes to patient practice that influenced the rates.

The report is available at http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/pubs/Publication_Detail.aspx

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