Delaying cases amplifies infection risk and costs

February 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Feb2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p23
Academic Journal
The article reports on research on elective surgery which was published in the December 2010 issue of the "Journal of the American College of Surgeons." The research, which was conducted by assistant professor of surgery Todd R. Vogel, found that delaying elective surgical procedures after a patient has been admitted to the hospital significantly increases the risk of infectious complications and raises hospital costs.


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