Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Am. J. Surg -Hospitals collaborate to decrease surgical site infections

E. Patchen Dellinger, Susan M. Hausmann, Dale W. Bratzler, Rosa M. Johnson, Donna M. Daniel, Kathryn M. Bunt, Greg A. Baumgardner and Jonathan R. Sugarman
The American Journal of Surgery Volume 190, Issue 1 , July 2005, Pages 9-15
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Quality Improvement Organizations are working with hospitals in every state to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections.
The Surgical Infection Prevention (SIP) project is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Results of the National Surgical Infection Prevention Collaborative were reported in an article published in the American Journal of Surgery.

AHQA’s press release on the study is at