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Surgical Site Infection Surveillance

Approaches to Surgical Site Infection Surveillance describes the approaches that can be used to underpin the design and implementation of a surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance program in an acute healthcare setting.

The approaches described aim to improve the usefulness of surveillance data for measurement and priority setting at both the local and national level. Health service organisations should consider the approaches described in this document when establishing a new SSI surveillance program and when reviewing or expanding current SSI surveillance programs.

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