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Analysis of Independent Risk Factors of Surgical Site Infection in Neurosurgery and Study on Infection Prediction

Sung-Won Kim


Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common postoperative complication. Once patients suffer from SSI, negative effects such as prolonged hospitalization time, higher hospitalization expenses, poor prognosis and even death, will develop. At the same time, SSI imposes a heavy burden on the medical system and consumes medical resources seriously. Therefore, effectively monitoring and actively preventing SSI are particularly important.


Neurosurgery; Independent Risk Factors; Analysis

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