The present study was designed to find out the incidence and various co-morbid conditions associated with surgical site infection.
Methods: The study was carried out on 148 patients who underwent various surgeries in the Department of General Surgery of Government Hospital Sarwal, Jammu, India. A predesigned protocol was used to collect the data. Surgical site infections were examined and graded. Data was analyzed by SPSS.20 software.
Results: Among 148 patients, 26 developed surgical site infection. Among 26 patients, 16 were grade 3 and 10 were grade 4 type of infection. Surgical site infections (SSIs) were most commonly found among males, aged, diabetics, anaemic and hypertensive patients.
Conclusions: The incidence of surgical site infection is high. Age, sex, diabetic, blood transfusion, prolonged hospital stay are the important risk factors for SSIs. So implementing proper antibiotic policies and infection control measures can reduce SSIs to great extent.