Funding for this research was provided by:
Health Services Research and Development (CDA 13-270)
VA (Quality Scholars Program)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1K12HL138049-01)
Received: 18 December 2018
Accepted: 27 February 2019
First Online: 6 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the VA Boston IRB prior to data collection and analysis. Given the retrospective nature of the work, waiver of consent was obtained.
: Not applicable.
: KI Received an investigator-initiated award from Pfizer to study the epidemiology of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> surgical site infections. All other authors have no conflicts to report.
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