Surgical Care

Surgical Care

Surgical Site Infections (all surgeries)

The goal is to reduce the number of surgical site infections, improving surgical outcomes. (A lower percentage is better)




(A lower percentage is better)

Why is this important?

Surgical procedures can increase your risk of infection during a hospital admission, but there are interventions that we can do to reduce the risk of infection. A lower number of surgical site infections indicates compliance with evidence-based standards of infection prevention, including giving the right antibiotic at the right time.

Data available from the Health Research and Educational Trust, California Hospital Engagement Network, November 2014.