Scottish Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection Programme (SSHAIP)

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Pan Celtic Collaborative Surveillance Report: Surveillance of surgical site infection related to procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2001 - 2003. 01 Mar 2004

Pan Celtic Collaborative Surveillance Report providing information to underpin infection control action plans at local and national levels by: providing risk adjustment measures of performance, highlighting potential areas of concern, improving understanding in relation to practice and outcome, assist in monitoring the impact of any interventions introduced to reduce infection rates

The development of modern orthopaedic surgery has depended on the control of infection to make possible the complex procedures and prosthetic implant insertions now commonplace in medical practice. In the UK serious infections arising as a result of surgery of this kind are uncommon but, when they occur, can result in devastating consequences for the patient and substantial cost to the health service. There is a continuing need to ensure that such complications are maintained at the lowest level possible.

The data presented here represents a major UK initiative to provide support to clinical teams in this area. This report is a product of the collaboration of the Northern Ireland Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance Centre (HISC), Belfast, the Scottish Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection Programme (SSHAIP), Glasgow and Welsh Healthcare Associated Infection Programme (WHAIP), Cardiff.

This programme will provide important information to underpin infection control action plans at local and national levels by:

  • Providing risk adjustment measures of performance over time
  • Highlighting potential areas of concern
  • Improving understanding in relation to practice and outcomes
  • Assist in monitoring the impact of any interventions introduced to reduce infection rates
Publisher(s)
  • Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health
Last Updated : 24/06/2016