A surgical site infection is an infection that occurs at the site of a surgical incision, caused by bacteria getting into the wound. This can occur from a
few days after surgery to much later. Antibiotics are given just before some operations (e.g., joint replacements) to reduce the risk of infection. This
indicator ensures that this process is being followed at KDH for hip and knee joint replacements.

Ontario hospitals report surgical site infection prevention rates at the end of every quarter.

Surgical Site Infection Prevention Rates at Kemptville District Hospital: 2013

Reporting Period Combined Rate
January – March 94.32%
April – June 86.31%
July – September
October – December