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What is the rate/occurrence of surgical sepsis in hospitals today?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Very low

It tends to be higher in the bigger hospitals and lowest on rural hospitals.
Reason being is sicker patients means "badder bugs". Most states have data on their hospitals as they are required to report infections in surgery.

In brief: Very low

It tends to be higher in the bigger hospitals and lowest on rural hospitals.
Reason being is sicker patients means "badder bugs". Most states have data on their hospitals as they are required to report infections in surgery.
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Varies

Varies from hospital to hospital.
Go to www.Hospitalcompare.Hhs.Gov for some numbers about surgical infections in the hospital you are considering.

In brief: Varies

Varies from hospital to hospital.
Go to www.Hospitalcompare.Hhs.Gov for some numbers about surgical infections in the hospital you are considering.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 5-10%

Why do you ask?

In brief: 5-10%

Why do you ask?
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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