Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Rate Reporting
Patient safety remains the most important priority for STEGH and this involves ensuring that patients are not at risk for contracting health care-associated infections.
We have a number of practices in place to help prevent surgical site infections, including administering antibiotics to patients at a certain time before their surgery. As of April 30, 2009, all Ontario hospitals that perform hip and knee joint replacement surgeries are required to post quarterly SSI-Prevention percentages to further promote accountability and transparency within the health system.
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