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Risk Factors | Abdominal Surgery Infection

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for postoperative wound infection following abdominal surgery based on the study of Neumayer et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, options

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Neumayer et al used information from the Veterans Administration National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to identify risk factors for abdominal wound infection. These can help identify a patient who may benefit from steps to reduce the risk of surgical site infection. The authors are from the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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