Surgical site infections (SSIs) continue to be an issue in healthcare. In an effort to address this often preventable complication, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a systematic review of the literature published in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library from 1998 through 2014. As a result, the CDC’s updated recommendations have been published in JAMA Surgery. The study’s authors note, “It is estimated that approximately half of SSIs are deemed preventable using evidence-based strategies.”
FierceHealthCare summarizes the recommendations as follows:
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MLMIC encourages all our insureds to familiarize themselves with these recommendations in an effort to improve patient outcomes and reduce this preventable complication.