Title

A novel method of surgical site infection surveillance after cardiac surgery by active participation of stake holders

Document Type

Article

Department

Medicine

Abstract

We describe a comprehensive surveillance system involving infection control practitioners, surgeons, administrative staff, and Patients aimed at improving the postdischarge surveillance of surgical site infections. The system was able to detect 22 infections out of 538 procedures, 95% of which were detected during the postdischarge period.

Publication

American Journal of Infection Control