Frequently Asked Questions about Surgical Site Infections

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed answers to frequently asked questions about surgical site infections (SSIs) to help patients understand what an SSIs are, how they are treated, understand the steps hospitals are taking to prevent SSIs and outline steps patients can take to help prevent SSIs.


Intended Audience
HQIC
People with Medicare
Health Care Providers

Provided by
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention