Published on Fri Aug 14 2020

Surgical site infection and costs in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review of the economic burden.

Mark Monahan, Susan Jowett, Thomas Pinkney, Peter Brocklehurst, Dion G Morton, Zainab Abdali, Tracy E Roberts

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a worldwide problem which has morbidity, mortality and financial consequences. incidence rate of SSI is high in Low- and Middle-Income countries (LMICs) compared to high income countries.

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Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a worldwide problem which has morbidity, mortality and financial consequences. The incidence rate of SSI is high in Low- and Middle-Income countries (LMICs) compared to high income countries, and the costly surgical complication can raise the potential risk of financial catastrophe.