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Surgical Site Infections and their economic significance in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery: A retrospective incidence, cost, and reimbursement analysis in a German centre of the highest level of care

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Brennfleck, Frank Werner ; Bachmeier, Tanja ; Simet, Wolfgang ; Zeman, Florian ; Junger, Henrik Horst Gerhard ; Schlitt, Hans Jürgen ; Dahlke, Marc‐Hendrik ; Brunner, Stefan Martin
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 30 Jul 2021 11:24

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Surgical site infections (SSI) in open Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery are common complications. They worsen patients' outcomes and prolong hospital stays. Their economic significance in the German diagnosis related groups (DRG) system is mostly unknown. To investigate their economic importance, we evaluated all cases for SSIs as well as clinical and financial parameters undergoing surgery ...


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