From the ∗Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich
†Department of Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital, Inselspital, University of Bern
‡Swissnoso, National Center for Infection Prevention, Bern, Switzerland
§Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine
∥Center for Clinical Excellence, BJC HealthCare, St Louis, Missouri
¶Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
Correspondence: Yvonne Pfeiffer, PhD, Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Asylstr. 77, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland (e-mail: [email protected]).
The authors disclose no conflict of interest.
This study was supported by a research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Nr.: 32003B_179500; Project “Understanding the drivers of surgical site infection: Investigating and modelling the Swissnoso surveillance data (Watussi)”).
D.L.B.S. and J.M. contributed equally to this study.
Ethical approval: The Cantonal Ethics Committee (Bern, Project ID 2019-00294) approved the study.
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