Association of a bundled intervention with surgical site infections among patients undergoing cardiac, hip, or knee surgery.

@article{Schweizer2015AssociationOA,
  title={Association of a bundled intervention with surgical site infections among patients undergoing cardiac, hip, or knee surgery.},
  author={Marin L. Schweizer and Hsiu-yin Chiang and Edward Joel Septimus and Julia A Moody and Barbara I Braun and Joanne M Hafner and Melissa A Ward and Jason D Hickok and Eli N. Perencevich and Daniel J. Diekema and Cheryl L Richards and Joseph E. Cavanaugh and Jonathan B. Perlin and Loreen A. Herwaldt},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2015},
  volume={313 21},
  pages={2162-71}
}
IMPORTANCE Previous studies suggested that a bundled intervention was associated with lower rates of Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections (SSIs) among patients having cardiac or orthopedic operations. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the implementation of an evidence-based bundle is associated with a lower risk of S. aureus SSIs in patients undergoing cardiac operations or hip or knee arthroplasties. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Twenty hospitals in 9 US states participated in… CONTINUE READING
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