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1 in 9 people infected after gut surgery: study

13:53 EST 13 Feb 2018 | Yahoo News

1 in 9 people infected after gut surgery: studyMore than 12 percent of people who have gastrointestinal surgery become infected within 30 days of going under the knife, researchers said Wednesday in a study covering 66 countries. For low-income nations, the incidence of so-called surgical site infection was double the global average, according to the results, based on data compiled by a consortium of 2,500 doctors and researchers. In wealthy countries, the rate of post-op infection was nine percent, and for middle-income nations it was 14 percent.


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