Choice of intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis for colorectal surgery does matter.

@article{Deierhoi2013ChoiceOI,
  title={Choice of intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis for colorectal surgery does matter.},
  author={Rhiannon J Deierhoi and Lillian G Dawes and Catherine C. Vick and Kamal M. F. Itani and M T Hawn},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={217 5},
  pages={763-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Surgical Care Improvement Program endorses mandatory compliance with approved intravenous prophylactic antibiotics; however, oral antibiotics are optional. We hypothesized that surgical site infection (SSI) rates may vary depending on the choice of antibiotic prophylaxis. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study of elective colorectal procedures using Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP) and SSI outcomes data was linked to the Office of Informatics… CONTINUE READING
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