Table 9

Incidence of putative infection with associated healing and costs over the 12 months’ follow-up period

Patients (%)Patients who healed (%)Mean time to healing per patient (months)Mean cost of wound care per patient
No infection16921.86£2001
Received only an antimicrobial dressing18835.79£6966
Prescribed an anti-infective with or without an antimicrobial dressing66856.46£8742
Prescribed an anti-infective with an antimicrobial dressing41828.11£11 169
Prescribed an anti-infective without an antimicrobial dressing25903.62£4961