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Infection can be a complication of outpatient surgery. At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, steps are taken to prevent infections due to outpatient surgery.
The first line of prevention is to give a patient an antibiotic within an hour of the incision.
The chart below compares the number of patients who received a preventive antibiotic before outpatient surgery at Cedars-Sinai to other hospitals in the nation and in California.
A higher number is better than a lower number.