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

@article{Roberts1998TheIO,
  title={The influence of surveillance methods on surgical wound infection rates in a tertiary care spinal surgery service.},
  author={Frederick J Roberts and Andy Walsh and Peter Wing and Marcel F. Dvorak and Joana Schweigel},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={366-70}
}
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 Use of the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance system for surgical wound infection resulted in infection rates above the published… CONTINUE READING

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