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Manager's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery - August 2014

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2 4 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A U G U S T 2 0 1 4 A s healthcare providers, we talk a lot about eliminating surgical site infections, but unfortunately, we're not progressing the way we'd like. We hear success stories, but we're also confronted daily with the fact that hundreds of thousands of SSIs still hap- pen every year, and that they exact a crushing toll in both dol- lars and lives. One reason is that in many facilities, this is the typical scenario: Day-to-day operations hum along the way they normally do, until suddenly one week, P R E V E N T I N G I N F E C T I O N S To Eliminate SSIs, We Went Back to Square One The way we'd always done things wasn't good enough. James S. Harrop, MD | Philadelphia, Pa.

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