New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective.

Allegranzi, Benedetta; Bischoff, Peter; de Jonge, Stijn; Kubilay, N Zeynep; Zayed, Bassim; Gomes, Stacey M; Abbas, Mohamed; Atema, Jasper J; Gans, Sarah; van Rijen, Miranda; Boermeester, Marja A; Egger, Matthias; Kluytmans, Jan; Pittet, Didier; Solomkin, Joseph S (2016). New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective. Lancet infectious diseases, 16(12), e276-e287. Elsevier 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30398-X

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Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most preventable health-care-associated infections and are a substantial burden to health-care systems and service payers worldwide in terms of patient morbidity, mortality, and additional costs. SSI prevention is complex and requires the integration of a range of measures before, during, and after surgery. No international guidelines are available and inconsistencies in the interpretation of evidence and recommendations of national guidelines have been identified. Given the burden of SSIs worldwide, the numerous gaps in evidence-based guidance, and the need for standardisation and a global approach, WHO decided to prioritise the development of evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of SSIs. The guidelines take into account the balance between benefits and harms, the evidence quality, cost and resource use implications, and patient values and preferences. On the basis of systematic literature reviews and expert consensus, we present 13 recommendations on preoperative preventive measures.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Egger, Matthias

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1473-3099

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

09 Dec 2016 15:57

Last Modified:

08 Nov 2019 10:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30398-X

PubMed ID:

27816413

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.91340

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/91340

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