Global data on the incidence of surgical site infection after appendectomy (2000-2017)
Data were provided by a systematic search of EMBASE, Medline, and Web of Knwoledge. This note provides data on study characteristics (year of publication, country of the study, WHO region, level of income of the country, timing of data collection, data sources, sampling method) and participants characteristics (period of inclusion, population age group, surgical procedure, sample size) for surgical site infection after appendectomy. These data from 226 studies with 729,434 surgical procedures can help to estimate the incidence of surgical site infection after appendectomy. Subgroup comparisons can be done according to country level of income, WHO regions, age group of the population, and surgical procedure.
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Data were provided by a systematic search of EMBASE, Medline, and Web of Knowledge. The search period was from January 1, 2000 and December 30, 2017 to have contemporaneous data. We extracted data from studies reporting incidence/prevalence of site surgical infection after appendectomy or studies having enough data to compute this estimate. Reference list of relevant original studies and reviews were also scanned to obtain more data sources. A search strategy as published in the protocol was used to identify relevant studies regardless language of publication. Titles and abstracts of records were independently screened by two reviewers for eligibility. Full texts of potentially eligible articles were then independently screened for final inclusion by three independent reviewers.