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The Relationship Between Surgical Site Infection and Volume of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgeries: Taiwan Experience
Shiao‐Chi Wu , PhD, Chi‐Chen Chen , MS, Yee‐Yung Ng , MD, MPH and Hui‐Fan Chu , MS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 27, No. 3 (March 2006), pp. 308-311
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/503015
Page Count: 4
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In this study, the overall incidence of surgical site infection was 8.83% (3.28% for index hospitalization events [ie, events that occurred during hospitalization for surgery] and 5.55% for postdischarge events [ie, events that occurred within 30 days after discharge]). There was a negative association between surgical volume and the incidence of surgical site infection following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The hospital volume has a greater effect than does surgeon volume on reducing the incidence of surgical site infection.
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