Surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most common healthcare-associated infections (HAI). They are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, additional surgical procedures, treatment in intensive care units and higher mortality.
Surveillance of surgical site infections in Europe 2010–2011
This report presents the results of surveillance of surgical site infections in participating European countries for 2010–2011. The number of reported operations increased and three countries reported data for the first time in 2011.
Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections in Europe 2007
Each year in the European Union, approximately 4 million patients acquire an infection in hospital and approximately 37 000 of them die as a direct result.
Surveillance of surgical site infections in Europe, 2008-2009
Each year in the European Union, approximately four million patients acquire healthcare-associated infections and 37 000 of them die as a result.