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The Israeli Study of Surgical Infections (ISSI): II. Initial Comparisons among Hospitals with Special Focus on Hernia Operations

In a study of 5,571 patients from the general surgery departments of 11 Israeli hospitals, the crude overall wound infection rates showed interhospital heterogeneity. The rates ranged from 6.3% to 12.4% (P(X²)=0.039). Controlling for the different distributions of procedures performed in the... Full description

1st Person: Simchen, Elisheva
Additional Persons: Wax, Yohanan; Pevsner, Bella
Source: in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Vol. 9, No. 6 (1988), p. 241-249
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1988
Online: Volltext
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