Table 10

Incidence of putative infection with associated healing and costs stratified by planned/emergency procedures over the 12 months’ follow-up period

Cohort (%)Cohort that healed (%)Mean time to healing per patient (months)Mean cost of wound care per patient
Planned procedures
 No infection17901.81£2143
 Received only an antimicrobial dressing17865.99£6966
 Prescribed an anti-infective with or without an antimicrobial dressing66876.66£8507
 Prescribed an anti-infective with an antimicrobial dressing43848.19£10 606
  Prescribed an anti-infective without an antimicrobial dressing23933.79£4581
Emergency procedures
 No infection16971.97£1649
 Received only an antimicrobial dressing21795.29£7165
 Prescribed an anti-infective with or without an antimicrobial dressing63795.98£9574
 Prescribed an anti-infective with an antimicrobial dressing38767.93£12 018
  Prescribed an anti-infective without an antimicrobial dressing25833.20£5633