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Surgical Site Infection After Colon Surgery

Surgical site infections (SSIs) can occur if appropriate antibiotics are not used before surgery, if the surgical site is not properly cleaned or prepared, or if patients are not closely monitored after surgery. Surgical site infections can be very serious and spread throughout the body. These infections can increase recovery time and even lead to death. Hospitals report their SSIs to the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and give Leapfrog permission to obtain that information directly from NHSN.


Reporting Period 

  • 04/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 and 07/01/2020 - 09/30/2020

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Patient who have undergone major colon surgery 

  • Adults