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Healthcare-Associated Infections: Surgical Site Infection Prevention

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections that occur after surgery, in the area of the body where the procedure took place. SSIs are currently the most frequently reported serious healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among Wisconsin hospitals.

Many hospitals and quality improvement organizations are working together to reduce these infections. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that implementing evidence-based strategies can prevent approximately 50% of SSIs.

The Division of Public Health (DPH) provides frequently updated SSI data to monitor statewide progress toward SSI reduction.

Please visit our HAI data page for more information.

Doctor holding x-ray with patient who has a knee injury


 SSI Prevention Resources

 SSI Summit Presentations

Questions about HAIs? Contact us!
Phone: 608-267-7711 | Fax: 608-266-0049

Last revised December 27, 2022