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Comment & Response
April 8, 2020

Implications of Postoperative Infections on Long-term Outcomes

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  • 1The William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, England
  • 2Centre for Medical Education, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
JAMA Surg. 2020;155(7):667-668. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0418

To the Editor We thank O’Brien et al1 for their study analyzing the association of 30-day postoperative infection (POI) exposure and the increased incidence of infection and mortality during postoperative days 31 to 365. In their study, they report a higher observed incidence of long-term infection and mortality in the exposed group compared with those without 30-day infection (control).

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