Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery

This is a clinical practice guideline for adults or pediatric patients who are undergoing surgery and who may be at risk for postoperative infection. The guideline provides recommendations on the use of antimicrobial agents for the prevention of surgical-site infections (SSIs) depending on procedure type. The review includes discussion on several cancer-related surgical procedures. Outcomes of interest include postoperative morbidity and mortality rates, postoperative infection rates, duration and cost of health care, and adverse events.