Objective: The aim of this study was to discuss the value and significance of quality control circle (QCC) in the reduction of the surgical site infection (SSI).
Methods: From January 2012 to December 2013, a total of 32 patients with surgical site infection were included in the study. Quality control circle was established to control the SSI in these patients. The tangible and intangible results of QCC were compared and analysed.
Results: On the tangible results, achievement and improvement index on internal error reduction, SSI rate reduction, patients satisfaction, working quality improvement was 97.84% ± 16.47%, 95.04% ± 50.33%, 90.58% ± 22.83%, 100.6% ± 22.8% and 31.12% ± 13.2%, 34.41% ± 22.96%, 40.22% ± 25.39%, 49.2% ± 25.4%. On the intangible results, one to two points improvement was found in 83% of the QCC members, and 12% of the QCC members have > 2 points improvement.
Conclusion: Quality control circle could reduce the SSI rates, especially on the intangible and tangible results. Quality control circle could be employed as an effective tool to improve the medical quality.
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