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|