Author: Taolin Fang
RECOMMENDATION: Early infections are traditionally defined as those occurring within a month after surgery, typically becoming evident within two to three weeks of surgery. Recently, the definition has been broadened to include infection within 90 days of surgery.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 60%, Disagree: 20%, Abstain: 20% (Super Majority, Weak Consensus)219