Published online by Cambridge University Press: 19 January 2016
Based on a cohort of 966 patients, routine surveillance data were not sufficiently accurate for use in clinical trials investigating surgical site infections. Surveillance data can only be used if adequate 90-day follow-up is provided and if cases identified by surveillance are independently reviewed by a blinded outcome adjudication committee.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:600–602
PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. An abstract of the findings was presented at ID Week, October 8, 2015, San Diego, California.
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