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Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999
Alicia J. Mangram , MD, Teresa C. Horan , MPH, CIC, Michele L. Pearson , MD, Leah Christine Silver , BS, William R. Jarvis , MD and The Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 20, No. 4 (April 1999), pp. 250-280
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501620
Page Count: 32
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EXCERPT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The “Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999” presents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs), formerly called surgical wound infections. This two‐part guideline updates and replaces previous guidelines.1,2
© 1999 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.