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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006

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Costs of Surgical Site Infections That Appear after Hospital Discharge

Nicholas Graves*†Comments to Author , Kate Halton*†, Merrilyn Curtis*, Shane Doidge*, David Lairson‡, Marylou McLaws§, and Michael Whitby*
Author affiliations: *The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; †Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; ‡University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA; §University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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The timing and nature of data collection. *Interview questions available from author on request. †Types of data collected from patient hospital records available from author on request. ‡Variables collected from patient at each nurse visit are available from author on request. CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; SSI, surgical site infection; AICA-NAB, Australian Infection Control Association–National Advisory Board.

Figure. The timing and nature of data collection. *Interview questions available from author on request. †Types of data collected from patient hospital records available from author on request. ‡Variables collected from patient at each nurse visit are available from author on request. CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; SSI, surgical site infection; AICA-NAB, Australian Infection Control Association–National Advisory Board.

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