Antibiotic prophylaxis is widely used in surgery for hip fractures.Methods and Results
In a retrospective study of case notes of 100 patients, frequent inaccuracies in dose administration were observed. This was applicable to both the pre-operative and the postoperative doses. Longer time intervals between the doses, failure to administer the prescribed doses, and failure of proper documentation were observed.Conclusions
Improvement in the awareness of staff and timely administration of prophylactic antibiotic has resulted from this study.