Judith Tanner (UK)

9 June 2015

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Video Information

Presentation recorded at the 6th International NPWT Expert Meeting, Berlin 20-21 March 2015.
General surgery workstream


Judith Tanner in a post-discharge survey, found that of 105 patients, 27% developed a Surgical Site Infection, costing £8,960 (in-patient) and £1,406 (incommunity). A larger study showed that variation in data collection leads to underestimation of SSI rates1

References

1. Tanner J, Padley W, Kiernan M, Leaper D, et al., A benchmark too far: findings from a national survey of surgical site infection surveillance. Journal of Hospital Infection 2013. 83; (2): 87-01.