Association of timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics for major surgical procedures and surgical site infection.

@article{Hawn2008AssociationOT,
  title={Association of timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics for major surgical procedures and surgical site infection.},
  author={M T Hawn and Kamal M. F. Itani and Stephen H Gray and Catherine C. Vick and William G. Henderson and Thomas K. Houston},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={206 5},
  pages={814-9; discussion 819-21}
}
BACKGROUND Prophylactic antibiotic (PA) administration 1 to 2 hours before surgical incision (SIP-1) is a publicly reported process measure proposed for performance pay. We performed an analysis of patients undergoing major surgical operations to determine if SIP-1 was associated with surgical site infection (SSI) rates in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. STUDY DESIGN Patients with External Peer Review Program Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)-1 data with matched National… CONTINUE READING