Nation continues to try to prevent surgical complications, deaths

Thompson, Cheryl A.
October 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;10/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 19, p1766
Academic Journal
The article reports the continuing efforts of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) to prevent surgical complications and deaths even after the goal date has lapsed. Included are comments from Keith M. Olsen, member of the expert panel for SCIP, on the possible revisions to the SCIP's process-of-care measures. The article also discusses the Surgical Infection Prevention project, predecessor of SCIP, which focused on antimicrobial use. INSET: Antimicrobial prophylaxis guidelines.


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