Compliance with Surgical Care Improvement Project measures and hospital-associated infections following hip arthroplasty.

BACKGROUND Hospital compliance with the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures has increased recently for patients undergoing hip arthroplasty. However, reductions in postoperative infections were less than expected, and concern remains about complications associated with prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism (VTE). We sought to examine the… CONTINUE READING