Is infection after surgery associated with increased long-term risk of infection, death?

November 06, 2019

What The Study Did: Whether experiencing an infection within the first 30 days after surgery is associated with an increased risk of another infection and death within one year was the focus of this observational study that included about 660,000 veterans who underwent major surgery.

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Authors: William J. O'Brien, M.S., of the VA Boston Health Care System, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4539)

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