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Surgical Infections More Common in Low-Income Countries, Study Finds

Surgeries in low-income countries had higher rates of infections than those in higher-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The authors said their report provided a starting point for making surgery safer. Infections at the site of surgery are the most common complications after operations. These infections raise the cost of procedures that are already expensive. And they often make recovery longer and more painful. The...

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