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24 Jul 2013 Surveillance of SSI Annual Report - For procedures carried out from: January 2008- December 2012

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has published the ‘Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection Annual Report - For procedures carried out from: January 2008 - December 2012’.

Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common healthcare associated infections (HAI), estimated to account for 18.6% of inpatient HAI within NHSScotland.

The Scottish Surveillance of HAI Programme (SSHAIP) within HPS co-ordinates the SSI surveillance programme, mandatory in all NHS boards in Scotland.

The national annual report from this programme of surveillance presents the results of the analysis of both the cumulative data from January 2008 to December 2012 and the most recent year’s data, January to December 2012.