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Beyond 30 Days: Does Limiting the Duration of Surgical Site Infection Follow-up Limit Detection?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Julie D. Lankiewicz
Affiliation:
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Deborah S. Yokoe
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Margaret A. Olsen
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, and Division of Population Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Fallon Onufrak
Affiliation:
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Victoria J. Fraser
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Kurt Stevenson
Affiliation:
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Yosef Khan
Affiliation:
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
David Hooper
Affiliation:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Richard Platt
Affiliation:
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Susan S. Huang
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
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