Risk factors for surgical site infections diagnosed after hospital discharge.
A prospective cohort study on 1103 consecutive patients undergoing general surgery with a follow-up of up to 30 days was undertaken to analyse the risk factors for surgical-site infection (SSI).
Relative risks (RRs), crude and multiple-risk factors adjusted for by logistic regression analysis, and their 95% confidence intervals were calculated.
One hundred and four patients (9.4%) developed infection, 81 in hospital and 23 at home.
Predictors for in-hospital SSI differed from those for post-discharge SSI.
In a crude analysis, an increased risk of post-discharge SSI occurred after clean-contaminated surgery (but not contaminated surgery).
Stepwise logistic regression failed to identify any significant predictor for post-discharge SSI.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection nosocomiale, Chirurgie, Postopératoire, Site, Sortie hôpital, Surveillance sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Espagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nosocomial infection, Surgery, Postoperative, Site, Hospital discharge, Sanitary surveillance, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Spain, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0290795
Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 27/11/1998.