from Zywot et al. 2017
published in J Gastrointest Surg 21: 1915-1930
DOI 10.1007/s11605-017-3465-3

Bundles Prevent Surgical Site Infections After Colorectal Surgery: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review

Optimized processes and interventions can lead to a reduction of specific HAIs (e.g. urinary tract infections)

Meta-analysis of studies with data on pre- and post-implementation to assess the impact of multimodal bundles on SSI prevention. An SSI reduction of 40 % was identified. Significantly greater SSI risk reduction was seen for sterile closure trays, maximum barrier precautions with oral antibiotics and pre-closure glove change.