Surgical Site Infection Rates
A surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection that is acquired during the surgical process. Infections happen because germs are everywhere –on your skin, in the air and on things you touch. SSIs can be minor, or occasionally can increase complications that result in a longer length of stay in the hospital or readmission of patients.
Below is the quarterly Surgical Site Infection rate for surgeries that Infection prevention and control at Woodstock hospital tracks.
|SSI rate for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty|
|Quarter||Fiscal year 2017||Fiscal year 2018|
Q1 April - June
Q2 July - September
Q3 October - December
Q4 January - March