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Evaluation of surveillance for surgical site infections in Thika Hospital, Kenya.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: In low-income countries, surgical site infections (SSIs) are a very frequent form of hospital-acquired infection. Surveillance is an important method for controlling SSI but it is unclear how this can best be performed in low-income settings. AIM: To examine the epidemiological characteristics of various components of an SSI surveillance programme in a single Kenyan hospital. METHODS: The study assessed the inter-observer consistency of the surgical wound class (SWC) and American ...

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10.1016/j.jhin.2012.11.003

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Wanyoro, AK More by this author
Mulingwa, P More by this author
Wanjohi, J More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Volume:
83
Issue:
2
Pages:
140-145
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1532-2939
ISSN:
0195-6701
URN:
uuid:6ff4fe5e-30f6-4058-bbb3-4df3cbabc1fb
Source identifiers:
379443
Local pid:
pubs:379443

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