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Table 7 Relationship between surgical site infection status and resource use in total knee arthroplasty patients

From: Economic burden of surgical site infections within the episode of care following joint replacement

  Total SSI No SSI Difference p value
Unadjusted Adjusted
N 2240 1120 1120
Total cost of care [$] (SD) 22,231.58 (10,762) 28,576.02 (10,468) 15,887.14 (6450) 12,689 (11,898) < .0001 < .0001
Length of stay [days] (SD) 5.57 (3.4) 8.02 (3.0) 3.12 (1.7) 4.90 (3.5) < .0001 < .0001