This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: Primary objective • To assess the clinical effectiveness of pre-, intra-, and postoperative interventions in the prevention of cardiac SSI. Secondary objectives • To evaluate the effects of SSI prevention interventions on morbidity, mortality, and resource use. • To evaluate the effects of SSI prevention care bundles on morbidity, mortality, and resource use.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Theresa Lamagni: conducted independent epidemiological research for Public Health England funded by Pfizer Inc.
Gavin Murphy: receiving research funding from Zimmer Biomet and support for educational activities from Vascutek.
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