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Economic Burden of Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Axel Findeisen, Habibollah Arefian, Torsten Doenst, Stefan Hagel, Mathias W Pletz, Michael Hartmann, Jens Maschmann

This is a look at the costs related to surgical site infections (SSI), as defined by CDC. They show the impact on the monetary costs as well as length of stay with a variety of treatment methods. The costs of a deep SSI add significanty to the overall procedure costs, mainly due to the additional length of stay. The results are not surprising but provide a basis for investment in methods to reduce infections.

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