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The hip fracture best practice tariff: early surgery and the implications for MRSA screening and antibiotic prophylaxis.
Background: In April 2010, the Department of Health introduced the hip fracture best practice. Among the clinical criteria required to earn remuneration is surgery within 36 h of admission. However, early surgery may mean ...
Antibiotic prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery: difficult decisions in an era of evolving antibiotic resistance
Prophylactic antibiotics can decrease the risk of wound infection and have been routinely employed in orthopaedic surgery for decades. Despite their widespread use, questions still surround the selection of antibiotics for ...