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Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

The Surgical Site Infection (SSI) prevention percentage refers only to the use of antibiotics that help prevent surgical site infections from occurring in hip and knee joint replacement surgeries- that is, the percentage of hip/knee replacement surgical patients that received prophylactic antibiotic within the appropriate time prior to surgery.  Hospitals are not measuring actual surgical site infections.

The public reporting of the indicator will reveal the percent of all eligible patients who get antibiotics at the right time, just before a "first time" joint replacement surgery. If a patient has had a revision or "re-do", this will not be included in the data.

Hip and knee joint replacement surgeries are only performed at our Stratford General Hospital site.

Hips

2019 Surgeries %*
Jan - Mar 82 100%
Apr - June 72 100%
Jul - Sep 68 100%
Oct - Dec 69 100%

2017 Surgeries %* 2018 Surgeries %*
Jan - Mar Jan - Mar 24 100%
Apr - June 54 100% Apr - June 46 100%
Jul - Sep 55 100% Jul - Sep 63 100%
Oct - Dec 51 98% Oct - Dec 65 100%

*% of patients given prophylactic antibiotic within 60 min of cut time

Knees

2019 Surgeries %*
Jan - Mar 102 100%
Apr - June 100 100%
Jul - Sep 102 100%
Oct - Dec 95 100%

2017 Surgeries %* 2018 Surgeries %*
Jan - Mar Jan - Mar 46 100%
Apr - June 51 100% Apr - June 70 100%
Jul - Sep 76 100% Jul - Sep 109 98.2%
Oct - Dec 88 98.9% Oct - Dec 11 99.1%

*% of patients given prophylactic antibiotic within 60 min of cut time