New research published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that surgical procedures that are shorter in duration and the use of fewer blood transfusions characterize hospitals that have a lower incidence of surgical site infections. Furthermore, the study concludes that strategies to reduce the length of operations and the number of blood transfusions should complement basic aseptic techniques in the operating room.
Study identifies characteristics of hospitals with low rates of surgical site infections
- 8. 12 2008 (06:00)