Audit of deep wound infection following hip fracture surgery.

  title={Audit of deep wound infection following hip fracture surgery.},
  author={David J C Mackay and William J. Harrison and Janet H. Bates and Dianne Dickenson},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  volume={45 1},
An audit of 171 consecutive hip fractures treated surgically showed a deep wound infection rate of 3.6%. Several shortcomings in the implementation of the infection policy were identified and recommendations to eliminate them introduced. Review of the subsequent 186 patients gave a deep infection rate of 1.1%. Attention to detail and good practice are essential to maintain low wound infection rates. 

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