The influence of surveillance methods on surgical wound infection rates in a tertiary care spinal surgery service.

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STUDY DESIGN A 1-year prospective study of the influence of surveillance methods on the surgical wound infection rates in a tertiary care spinal surgery unit. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of postdischarge surveillance, the diagnostic indications for surgery, and the type of procedure on the surgical wound infection rates. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA… (More)

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@article{Roberts1998TheIO, title={The influence of surveillance methods on surgical wound infection rates in a tertiary care spinal surgery service.}, author={Felicity J Roberts and Anne M. Walsh and Peter A. C. Wing and M F S Dvorak and J F Schweigel}, journal={Spine}, year={1998}, volume={23 3}, pages={366-70} }