The FALCON trial looks into the prevention of surgical site infections (SSI) in low- and middle- income countries.
The health economics sub-study within FALCON is named KIWI (Key Resource Use In Wound Infection).
Surgical site infection (SSI) is a worldwide problem which has morbidity, mortality and financial consequences [1-3].Previous studies in LMICs on the costs of SSI have been limited by small sample size single-centre hospitals which did not capture costs occurring after hospital discharge. The lack of follow up is a problem as SSI can occur after discharge  and costs associated with SSI have been shown to persist beyond 30 days . The main FALCON trial is assessing different treatment combinations to reduce Surgical Site Infection (SSI). The FALCON KIWI sub study is assessing the resource use and costs for patients with and without SSI across several hub countries.
KIWI includes resource use collection (via additional CRFs) up to the 30 day follow-up assessment for patients and extended follow-up for any patients with an ongoing wound infection up to 60 days post-surgery.
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