Impact of health insurance status on surgical site infection incidence: A prospective cohort study

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019: 1-3 (Journal)

Duggan B. T., Roth J. A., Dangel M., Battegay M., Widmer A. F.

Health insurance status may affect the risk for surgical site infection (SSI). A large prospective cohort study in a Swiss tertiary-care hospital did not find evidence of a difference in SSI risk in individuals with basic versus semiprivate or private insurance in a setting with universal health insurance coverage.

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