Antibiotic timing and risk of SSI

This large retrospective VA cohort found timing of perioperative antibiotics did not have any effect on SSIs (eg within or not within 60 minutes of skin incision). Despite longstanding public reporting for CMS, antibiotic timing does not appear to affect SSI rates (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Leave a Comment