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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Chen Z, Han EY, Ling XL. Implications of Postoperative Infections on Long-term Outcomes. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(7):667–668. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0418
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