Surgeon choice in the use of postdischarge antibiotics for prophylaxis following mastectomy with and without breast reconstruction

David K. Warren, Katelin B. Nickel, Christopher J. Hostler, Katherine Foy, Jennifer H. Han, Pam Tolomeo, Ian R. Banks, Victoria J. Fraser, Margaret A. Olsen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Multiple guidelines recommend discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotics <24 hours after surgery. In a multicenter, retrospective cohort of 2,954 mastectomy patients ± immediate breast reconstruction, we found that utilization of prophylactic postdischarge antibiotics varied dramatically at the surgeon level among general surgeons and was virtually universal among plastic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surgeon choice in the use of postdischarge antibiotics for prophylaxis following mastectomy with and without breast reconstruction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this