SSI risk linked to warmer weather: 3 key points

Researchers evaluated hospital discharges with a primary surgical site infection diagnoses from 1998 to 2001 to assess whether warmer weather impacted SSI risk, according to Cambridge Core.

Here are three key points:

1. August had the highest SSI occurrence, with that month having 26.5 percent more SSI cases than January.

2. When temperature exceeded 32.2 degrees Celsius. SSI admission rates increased 28.9 percent, compared to when temperature fell below 4.4 degrees Celsius.

3. Based on the findings, researchers found SSI risk is "highly seasonal."

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