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Table 2 SSI epidemiology in Italy

From: Focus on the prophylaxis, epidemiology and therapy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections and a position paper on associated risk factors: the perspective of an Italian group of surgeons

Authors Country Period Number of surgeries SSIs
Petrosillo et al. Italy, multicenter 2002, Prospectively for one month in 48 hospitals 4.665 241 (5,2 %)
Marchi et al. Italy, multicenter 2009–2001, retrospective, 355 surgical departments 60.460 1.628 (2,6 %)
Fiorio et al. Italy, multicenter 2002, Prospectively for one month in 48 hospitals,
32 surgical departments
2.972 158 (5,2 %)