Use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for major surgery: baseline results from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project.

@article{Bratzler2005UseOA,
  title={Use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for major surgery: baseline results from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project.},
  author={Dale W. Bratzler and Peter M. Houck and Chesley Richards and Lynn M Steele and E. Patchen Dellinger and Donald E. Fry and Claudia Wright and Allen Ma and Karina Carr and Lisa Red},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={174-82}
}
HYPOTHESIS Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major contributor to patient injury, mortality, and health care costs. Despite evidence of effectiveness of antimicrobials to prevent SSIs, previous studies have demonstrated inappropriate timing, selection, and excess duration of administration of antimicrobial prophylaxis. We herein describe the use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for Medicare patients undergoing major surgery. DESIGN National retrospective cohort study with medical record… CONTINUE READING
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