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J Hosp Infect. 2015 Feb;89(2):90-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2013.09.016. Epub 2013 Oct 18.

Surveillance of prosthetic joint infections: international overview and new insights for hospital databases.

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1
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Ecole de médecine, Paris, France; Service d'information médicale, d'épidémiologie et d'économie de la santé, CHRU de Tours, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France. Electronic address: leslie.guillon@univ-tours.fr.
2
Service d'information médicale, d'épidémiologie et d'économie de la santé, CHRU de Tours, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France.
3
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Centre de coordination interregional pour le contrôle des infections nosocomiales, Paris, France.

Abstract

Since the US National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System was implemented in the 1970s, several countries have developed their own surveillance systems, all including surgical site infection (SSI) as a major target. However, the performance of such systems needs to be evaluated further in terms of data quality and cost-effectiveness. The current article presents a literature overview of the main strategies used for SSI surveillance worldwide, focusing on hip and knee arthroplasty infections, and discusses new issues for further development of surveillance databases.

KEYWORDS:

Hospital information system; Prosthetic joint infection; Surgical site infection; Surveillance network

PMID:
25592725
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhin.2013.09.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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