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The preventive surgical site infection bundle in colorectal surgery: an effective approach to surgical site infection reduction and health care cost savings.

Keenan JE, Speicher PJ, Thacker JKM, et al. JAMA surgery. 2014;149:1045-52.

Surgical site infections are a major contributor to the overall burden of health care–associated infections. In this study, implementation of a formal bundle for preventing surgical site infections resulted in a significant decrease in both superficial infections and postoperative sepsis.