Surgical site infections

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most common healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). SSIs are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, may necessitate additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care, and result in higher attributable morbidity and mortality

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are hence an important target for the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Read more facts about surgical site infections

Latest outputs

Publication

Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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News

ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings

Press release -

Publication

Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

Surveillance report -

Publication

Healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

Surveillance report -

Publication

Surgical site infections - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]

Surveillance report -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Prevalence and incidence of surgical site infections in the European Union/European Economic Area: how do these measures relate?

Dec 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Application of a new methodology and R package reveals a high burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Germany compared to the average in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2011 to 2012

Nov 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection Following Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Feb 2019

Related diseases/public health areas

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial consumption

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial resistance

Disease networks

Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net)

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)

European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net)

European Antimicrobial Resistance Genes Surveillance Network (EURGen-Net)