Costs of surgical site infections that appear after hospital discharge

Graves, N., Halton, K., Curtis, M., Doidge, S., Lairson, D., McLaws, M. and Whitby, M. (2006) Costs of surgical site infections that appear after hospital discharge. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12 5: 831-834. doi:10.3201/eid1205.051321


Author Graves, N.
Halton, K.
Curtis, M.
Doidge, S.
Lairson, D.
McLaws, M.
Whitby, M.
Title Costs of surgical site infections that appear after hospital discharge
Journal name Emerging Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1080-6040
1080-6059
Publication date 2006-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3201/eid1205.051321
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 5
Start page 831
End page 834
Total pages 4
Place of publication Atlanta, United States
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321010 Infectious Diseases
730101 Infectious diseases
Abstract Data were collected from surgical patients in the hospital and on 4 occasions postdischarge. The incidence of postdischarge surgical site infection was 8.46%. Strong evidence showed that these infections caused minor additional costs, which contradicts existing literature. We discuss why previous studies might have overstated costs.
Keyword Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Wound-infection
Surveillance
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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