Do surgical care bundles reduce the risk of surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery? A systematic review and cohort meta-analysis of 8,515 patients.

@article{Tanner2015DoSC,
  title={Do surgical care bundles reduce the risk of surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery? A systematic review and cohort meta-analysis of 8,515 patients.},
  author={Judith Tanner and Wendy Padley and Ojan Assadian and David John Leaper and Martin A Kiernan and Charles E. Edmiston},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={158 1},
  pages={66-77}
}
BACKGROUND Care bundles are a strategy that can be used to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI), but individual studies of care bundles report conflicting outcomes. This study assesses the effectiveness of care bundles to reduce SSI among patients undergoing colorectal surgery. METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental studies, and cohort studies of care bundles to reduce SSI. The search strategy included… CONTINUE READING
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