In-hospital delay of elective surgery for high volume procedures: the impact on infectious complications.

@article{Vogel2010InhospitalDO,
  title={In-hospital delay of elective surgery for high volume procedures: the impact on infectious complications.},
  author={Todd R. Vogel and Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy and Stephen F. Lowry},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={211 6},
  pages={
          784-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Development of infectious complications after high volume elective surgical procedures imposes a significant clinical burden to the United States population. This study evaluated the association of in-hospital delay of elective procedures and the subsequent impact on infectious complications after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, colon resection, and lung resection. STUDY DESIGN The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was queried between 2003 and 2007, and patients who… CONTINUE READING
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