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Deep wound infection after proximal femoral fracture: consequences and costs.

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of deep wound infection after surgery for proximal femoral fracture (PFF) on the patient in terms of mortality and social consequences, and on the National Health Service in terms of financial burden. Sixty-one cases of PFF over a six-year period were complicated with deep surgical wound infection. These cases were compared with a matched control group of 122 patients without infection. Infected cases had greatly increased hospital stay (P<...

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10.1016/j.jhin.2006.01.015

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Pollard, TC More by this author
Newman, JE More by this author
Barlow, NJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Volume:
63
Issue:
2
Pages:
133-139
Publication date:
2006-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1532-2939
ISSN:
0195-6701
URN:
uuid:30f923e3-78d6-46c3-9ded-b69db9626006
Source identifiers:
109643
Local pid:
pubs:109643

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