AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.43, no.1, pp.44-47, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
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Antibiotic prophylaxis, Neurosurgical infections, Cost effectiveness, ANTIMICROBIAL PROPHYLAXIS, SURGERY, HOSPITALS
Background: Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is one of the preventive measures for surgical site infections (SSIs). Very little data about the cost effectiveness of the appropriate duration of antibiotic prophylaxis in low- and middle-income countries are available. We aim to assess the cost effectiveness of the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for <24 hours to prevent neurosurgical infections in a middle-income country, Turkey.