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The Relationship Between Surgical Site Infection and Volume of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgeries: Taiwan Experience

  • Shiao-Chi Wu (a1), Chi-Chen Chen (a1), Yee-Yung Ng (a2) and Hui-Fan Chu (a3)

In this study, the overall incidence of surgical site infection was 8.83% (3.28% for index hospitalization events [ie, events that occurred during hospitalization for surgery] and 5.55% for postdischarge events [ie, events that occurred within 30 days after discharge]). There was a negative association between surgical volume and the incidence of surgical site infection following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The hospital volume has a greater effect than does surgeon volume on reducing the incidence of surgical site infection.

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Institution of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University, 155 Sec, 2 Li-Nong Street, Taipei 112, Taiwan (
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