A prospective study of hospital-acquired infection in 2330 cardiovascular surgery patients.


Between March 1982 and May 1983, 2330 patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery were prospectively surveyed for hospital-acquired infections. During the first month of the study the overall incidence of infection was 8.2%, the incidence of postoperative wound infection was 3.8%, urinary tract infection 3.2%, lower respiratory tract infection 1.2% and… (More)


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