Surgical site infections are the most common nosocomial infections in surgical patients. They lead to increased morbidity and mortality and, on average, double the cost of medical care. Therefore, prevention has become paramount.1
Mr Philip Roberts, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon discusses the cost impact of skin recolonisation and surgical site infection (SSI) including the effect on patients and cost to hospitals.
1. Prof. Dr. Andreas Widmer, Board Member in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Basel, Switzerland, 2011