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Prospective Surveillance Effectively Reduced Rates of Surgical Site Infection Associated With Elective Colorectal Surgery at a University Hospital in Japan

  • Tsuyoshi Konishi (a1), Toshiaki Watanabe (a1), Keita Morikane (a2), Kazuhiko Fukatsu (a3), Joji Kitayama (a1), Naoyuki Umetani (a1), Junji Kishimoto (a4) and Hirokazu Nagawa (a1)...

At a university hospital in Japan, the introduction of prospective surveillance and subsequent interventions was effective in reducing the rate of surgical site infection associated with elective colorectal surgery from 27.5% to 17.8% of surgeries. Japan should both recognize the importance of broader surveillance for surgical site infection and establish its own nationwide surveillance database.

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Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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