Factsheet

S. aureus and surgical site infections: benefits of screening and decolonisation before surgery

The impact of SSI includes significant morbidity and mortality, which lead directly to increasing healthcare costs. The incidence of SSI following major clean surgical procedures varies according to the procedure, with approximately 11% for cardiac surgery, 7% for vascular procedures, 2% for orthopaedic procedures and 5% for breast surgery. Find the advantages of screening and decolonisation of S. aureus in order to avoid surgical site infection on this factsheet at a glance.

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