International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

Surgical site infection from the post-discharge patients evidenced in marks medical college & hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Iqbal Masud Khan, Md Zakir Hossain, Nishat Farhana Khan, Nabaneeta Sarker, Nayeem

Introduction: Surgical site infection (SSI) is the third most frequently reported nosocomial infection that accounts for 14% to 16% of all nosocomial infections among hospitalized patients. Patients with SSIs are 2-11 times higher risk of death, compared with operative patients without SSI. Aims and Objectives: This study aimed to determine the surgical site infection rate during hospitalization and also in post-discharge. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted, comparing surgical site infection rates during hospitalization and the impact of post discharge reports through different methods in Marks Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Results: During patients’ stay at Hospital, 2% of infections were detected before the 7th day after surgery. Regarding post-discharge detection, in hospital, the highest infection rates were found before the 14th day after surgery; 14%. Conclusion: The reliable SSI rates can be observed by performing follow up during hospitalization and also after discharge which help in implication of preventive measures.z
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Iqbal Masud Khan, Md Zakir Hossain, Nishat Farhana Khan, Nabaneeta Sarker, Nayeem. Surgical site infection from the post-discharge patients evidenced in marks medical college & hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 126-128
International Journal of Medical and Health Research