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Volume 7, Number 1—February 2001

Research

Preoperative Drug Dispensing as Predictor of Surgical Site Infection1

Keith S. Kaye*Comments to Author , Kenneth Sands*, James G. Donahue†, K. Arnold Chan†, Paul Fishman‡, and Richard Platt†
Author affiliations: *Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ‡Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA; *†the Eastern Massachusetts CDC Prevention Epicenter

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Figure 1

Risk for surgical site infection in groups proportionate to ASA groupings for both the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)-physical status score (a) and chronic disease score (b). The width of each bar is proportional to the sample size in that particular group. The percentage above each bar represents the proportion of persons in the group with infection.

Figure 1. Risk for surgical site infection in groups proportionate to ASA groupings for both the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)-physical status score (a) and chronic disease score (b). The width of each bar is proportional to the sample size in that particular group. The percentage above each bar represents the proportion of persons in the group with infection.

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1This study was presented in part at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America annual meeting, San Francisco, California, April 1999, and at the 4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Health Care-Associated Infections, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2000.

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