Surgical site infections: reanalysis of risk factors.

  title={Surgical site infections: reanalysis of risk factors.},
  author={Debra L Malone and Thomas Genuit and J. Kathleen Tracy and Christopher J. Gannon and Lena M. Napolitano},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  volume={103 1},
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) are the most common nosocomial infection in surgical patients, accounting for 38% of all such infections, and are a significant source of postoperative morbidity resulting in increased hospital length of stay and increased cost. During 1986-1996 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance system reported 15,523 SSI following 593,344 operations (2.6%). Previous studies have documented patient… CONTINUE READING
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