Background: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a costly yet preventable complication following all surgical procedures and frequently following colorectal surgery. Numerous risks for SSI have been identified including patient risks, which are not modifiable in an acute care setting, and technical risks. Therefore, guidelines have been recommended to reduce technical risk; however, adherence to these guidelines is at the discretion of the surgeons.
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