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Evidence to Improve Care

Surgical Site Infections


This quality standard will focus on the prevention, assessment, and management of surgical site infections for people of all ages who have a surgical procedure involving a cut (incision) through the skin. It will focus on care in any settings where surgical care is provided and surgical wounds are managed, including acute care, primary care, emergency department, hospital outpatient care, home and community care, rehabilitation, and long-term care.


The work on this quality standard started in October 2019.

If you have any questions please send an e-mail to QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.

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