2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593985
Title:
Do you have an infection problem?
Authors:
Patel, Amit; Pavlou, G.; Ahmad, R. A.; Toms, Andrew
Abstract:
In England and Wales more than 175 000 hip and knee arthroplasties were performed in 2012. There continues to be a steady increase in the demand for joint arthroplasty because of population demographics and improving survivorship. Inevitably though the absolute number of periprosthetic infections will probably increase with severe consequences on healthcare provision. The Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency in United Kingdom established a Surgical Site Infection surveillance service (SSISS) in 1997 to undertake surveillance of surgical site infections. In 2004 mandatory reporting was introduced for one quarter of each year. There has been a wide variation in reporting rates with variable engagement with the process. The aim of this article is to improve surgeon awareness of the process and emphasise the importance of engaging with SSISS to improve the quality and type of data submitted. In Exeter we have been improving our practice by engaging with SSISS. Orthopaedic surgeons need to take ownership of the data that are submitted to ensure these are accurate and comprehensive.
Citation:
Bone Joint J. 2015 Sep;97-B(9):1170-4.
Publisher:
Bone Joint J
Journal:
The bone & joint journal
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593985
DOI:
10.1302/0301-620X.97B9.35338
PubMed ID:
26330581
Additional Links:
http://bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=26330581
Type:
Journal Article; Review
Language:
eng
ISSN:
2049-4408
Appears in Collections:
2015 RD&E publications; Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit (EKRU)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Amiten
dc.contributor.authorPavlou, G.en
dc.contributor.authorAhmad, R. A.en
dc.contributor.authorToms, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:38:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:38:16Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-01en
dc.identifier.citationBone Joint J. 2015 Sep;97-B(9):1170-4.en
dc.identifier.issn2049-4408en
dc.identifier.pmid26330581en
dc.identifier.doi10.1302/0301-620X.97B9.35338en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593985en
dc.description.abstractIn England and Wales more than 175 000 hip and knee arthroplasties were performed in 2012. There continues to be a steady increase in the demand for joint arthroplasty because of population demographics and improving survivorship. Inevitably though the absolute number of periprosthetic infections will probably increase with severe consequences on healthcare provision. The Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency in United Kingdom established a Surgical Site Infection surveillance service (SSISS) in 1997 to undertake surveillance of surgical site infections. In 2004 mandatory reporting was introduced for one quarter of each year. There has been a wide variation in reporting rates with variable engagement with the process. The aim of this article is to improve surgeon awareness of the process and emphasise the importance of engaging with SSISS to improve the quality and type of data submitted. In Exeter we have been improving our practice by engaging with SSISS. Orthopaedic surgeons need to take ownership of the data that are submitted to ensure these are accurate and comprehensive.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherBone Joint Jen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=26330581en
dc.titleDo you have an infection problem?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeReviewen
dc.identifier.journalThe bone & joint journalen

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