Table 8

Incidence of putative infection with associated healing and costs

Percentage of patients (%)Percentage of patients who healed (%)Mean time to healing per patient (months)Mean cost of wound care per patient (£)
No infection32403.374662
Received only an antimicrobial dressing15195.337368
Prescribed an anti-infective with or without an antimicrobial dressing53147.7310 906
Prescribed an anti-infective with an antimicrobial dressing35138.4413 341
Prescribed an anti-infective without an antimicrobial dressing18166.677556