Alternative antibiotics for surgical prophylaxis are associated with increased adverse events and surgical site infection compared to cefazolin. In a sample of perioperative inpatients from 100 hospitals in the United States, cefazolin was 9-fold less likely to be used in patients with a documented β-lactam allergy whereas clindamycin was 45-fold more likely.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Clinical Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2021|
- surgical prophylaxis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases