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Wiseman JT, Fernandes-Taylor S, Barnes ML
Predictors of surgical site infection after hospital discharge in patients undergoing major vascular surgery.
This study explored the factors that lead to postdischarge surgical site infections (SSI), investigated the differences between risk factors for in-hospital vs postdischarge SSI, and developed a scoring system to identify patients who might benefit from postdischarge monitoring of their wounds. In a comparative analysis, it found that comorbidities were the primary driver of postdischarge SSI, whereas in-hospital factors (operative time, emergency case status) and complications predicted in-hospital SSI.
Citation: Wiseman JT, Fernandes-Taylor S, Barnes ML . Predictors of surgical site infection after hospital discharge in patients undergoing major vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg 2015 Oct;62(4):1023-31.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.04.453..
Keywords: Surgery, Hospital Discharge, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety, Injuries and Wounds, Adverse Events