Identifying risk factors for surgical site infections in mastectomy patients using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.

@article{Davis2013IdentifyingRF,
  title={Identifying risk factors for surgical site infections in mastectomy patients using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.},
  author={Gabrielle B. Davis and Mirna Peric and Linda S. Chan and Alex K. S. Wong and Stephen Francis Sener},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={205 2},
  pages={194-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that surgical site infections (SSIs) create a significant hospital burden. To date, few multi-institutional studies have been performed to evaluate the risk factors for SSIs in mastectomy patients. METHODS By using the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, all patients undergoing mastectomy from 2005 to 2009 were identified. The outcome was to determine the incidence rate and… CONTINUE READING

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