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Evaluating the usefulness of patient education materials on surgical site infection: A systematic assessment

Published:December 23, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.10.020
      Patient education is important for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs). The usefulness of available patient education materials is unclear. Using a validated evaluation tool, the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool, we systematically assessed patient education materials for SSI. We found that available materials performed poorly, and further research is needed in this area.

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