Inappropriate surgical chemoprophylaxis and surgical site infection rate at a tertiary care teaching hospital.

@article{Rana2013InappropriateSC,
  title={Inappropriate surgical chemoprophylaxis and surgical site infection rate at a tertiary care teaching hospital.},
  author={Devang Ashwinkumar Rana and Supriya Deepak Malhotra and Varsha Jitendra Patel},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={48-53}
}
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to analyze the pattern of surgical chemoprophylaxis, surgical site infection rate, and to check rationality of surgical chemoprophylaxis based on Kunin's criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective, observational study was performed on patients undergoing surgery, in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Data were collected in a pro-forma which included the patients' details, prescriptions from date of admission to discharge or any other outcome and operative notes… CONTINUE READING
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