Timing of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and the risk of surgical site infection.

  title={Timing of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and the risk of surgical site infection.},
  author={M T Hawn and Joshua S. Richman and Catherine C. Vick and Rhiannon J Deierhoi and Laura A. Graham and William G. Henderson and Kamal M. F. Itani},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  volume={148 7},
IMPORTANCE Timing of prophylactic antibiotic administration for surgical procedures is a nationally mandated and publicly reported quality metric sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Surgical Care Improvement Project. Numerous studies have failed to demonstrate that adherence to the Surgical Care Improvement Project prophylactic antibiotic timely administration measure is associated with decreased surgical site infection (SSI). OBJECTIVE; To determine whether prophylactic… CONTINUE READING
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