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Surgical Site Infections: What Surgeons Should Know About Their Hospital’s Cleaning Program

In an opinion piece published last week in General Surgery News, David Taylor urges surgeons to learn more about their hospital’s cleaning programs and technology: Many patients experience pain postoperatively related to their surgery. Unfortunately, far too many operations result in a surgical site infection. Doctors and hospitals may say infections following surgeries are a potential risk, but for many, postsurgical infections can be the result of contaminated treating environments and/or negligence. In the United States, approximately 27 million surgical procedures are performed each year, with as many as 5% of those resulting in an SSI.1 Contamination within an…
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