Estimated costs of postoperative wound infections. A case-control study of marginal hospital and social security costs.

@article{Poulsen1994EstimatedCO,
  title={Estimated costs of postoperative wound infections. A case-control study of marginal hospital and social security costs.},
  author={Kjeld B\orge Poulsen and Annie Bremmelgaard and Allan Ibsen S\orensen and Dennis Raahave and J V Petersen},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1994},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={283-95}
}
A cohort of 4515 surgical patients in ten selected intervention groups was followed. Three hundred and seventeen developed postoperative wound infections, and 291 of these cases were matched 1:1 to controls by operation, sex and age. In comparison to the controls the cases stayed longer in hospital after the intervention and had more contact after discharge with the social security system. Using data from a national sentinel reference database of the incidence of postoperative wound infections… CONTINUE READING

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