Management Practices and the Risk of Infection Following Cardiac Surgery
ID Number 08-1078-00005Principal Investigator(s)
Annetine C. Gelijns
Department(s) or Division(s)
Health Evidence and Policy
The purpose of the study is to determine the best ways to prevent infections after heart surgery. Participation in the study will last at most 3 months after heart surgery. The study will only collect information about the care patients receive during their planned surgery, and no new testing or procedures will be done. We call this kind of study an 'observational study', because all we plan to do is observe the care patients receive and how well they do during their treatment. The information we collect should help us to improve the quality of surgical care in the future.
Recruiting Patients: No