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Clinical impact and economic burden of hospital-acquired conditions following common surgical procedures.

Horn SR, Liu TC, Horowitz JA, et al. Spine. 2018;43:E1358-E1363.

This retrospective review of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data on hospital-acquired conditions following elective spine surgery found that 3% of these cases had at least one hospital-acquired condition. The most common conditions were surgical site infection, followed by urinary tract infection and venous thromboembolism, all well-recognized conditions with known evidence-based prevention strategies.