Maximizing appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical patients: An update from LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City

Burke JP. Maximizing appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical patients: An update from LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2001;33(Suppl 2):S78-83.

This report describes one hospital’s experience, over thirty years, as it developed and implemented programs to improve antimicrobial prophylaxis, decrease surgical site infection rates, and adhere to recommendations regarding prevention of antimicrobial resistance.  This institution conducted multiple studies over the thirty years (1971-2001), looking at infection rates and the use of antibiotics.

 

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