Surgical site infection after gastrointestinal surgery in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: a prospective, international, multicentre cohort study

Bhangu A., Ademuyiwa A. O., Aguilera M. L., Alexander P., Al-Saqqa S. W., Borda-Luque G., ...More

LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.18, no.5, pp.516-525, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1473-3099(18)30101-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.516-525
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common infections associated with health care, but its importance as a global health priority is not fully understood. We quantified the burden of SSI after gastrointestinal surgery in countries in all parts of the world.