General surgical operative duration is associated with increased risk-adjusted infectious complication rates and length of hospital stay.

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BACKGROUND Studies of specific procedures have shown increases in infectious complications with operative duration. We hypothesized that operative duration is independently associated with increased risk-adjusted infectious complication (IC) rates in a broad range of general surgical procedures. STUDY DESIGN We queried the American College of Surgeons… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.09.034

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@article{Procter2010GeneralSO, title={General surgical operative duration is associated with increased risk-adjusted infectious complication rates and length of hospital stay.}, author={Levi David Procter and Daniel Davenport and Andrew Bernard and Joseph B. Zwischenberger}, journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons}, year={2010}, volume={210 1}, pages={60-5.e1-2} }