Surveillance of surgical site infections in European hospitals – HAISSI protocol
Surgical site infections are among the most common healthcare-associated infections, associated with longer postoperative hospital stay, additional surgical procedures or stay in an intensive care unit, and often higher mortality.
The main objective of the European protocol for the surveillance of surgical site infections is to ensure standardisation of definitions, data collection and reporting procedures for hospitals participating in the national/regional surveillance of surgical site infections across Europe, in order to contribute to the EU surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and to improve the quality of care in a multicenter setting.The current protocol describes the methods for the surveillance of surgical site infections as they were implemented in The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for communicable diseases covered under Decision No 2119/98/EC, in 2010.
Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
10 Oct 2019 - In 2017, 10 149 SSIs were reported from a total of 648 512 surgical procedures.
Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
4 May 2018 - This report is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 20 March 2018. TESSy is a system for the collection, analysis and dissemination of data on communicable diseases. EU Member States and EEA countries contribute to the system by uploading their infectious disease surveillance data at regular intervals.