Determinants of clean surgical wound infections for breast procedures at an oncology center.

@article{Rotstein1992DeterminantsOC,
  title={Determinants of clean surgical wound infections for breast procedures at an oncology center.},
  author={Coleman Rotstein and Ralph Ferguson and Kenneth Michael Cummings and M. Piedmonte and Jeff Lucey and A Banish},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={207-14}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the clean surgical wound infection rate for breast procedures and the risk factors predisposing patients to these infections. DESIGN A survey study. SETTING Oncology center. PATIENTS A consecutive sample of adult female patients who underwent surgical breast procedures for suspected carcinoma of the breast. Patients undergoing excisional biopsy, lumpectomy, or mastectomy from January 1985 to January 1987 were included in the study. INTERVENTION Clean surgical… CONTINUE READING

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