Table 1.

Descriptive data for other surgical specialties

CharacteristicOrthopedicsUrologyVascular SurgeryGastrointestinal SurgeryGynecology
Before InterventionAfter 
InterventionBefore InterventionAfter 
InterventionBefore InterventionAfter 
InterventionBefore InterventionAfter 
InterventionBefore InterventionAfter 
Intervention
Recommended antibiotics (dose)Cefuroxime (1.5 g)Flucloxacillin 
(1 g)×2 plus gentamicin 
(4 mg/kg)Coamoxiclav 
(1.2 g)Gentamicin (4 mg/kg)Coamoxiclav 
(1.2 g)Flucloxacillin (1 g)×2 plus metronidazole 
(500 mg)±gentamicin (4 mg/kg)Coamoxiclav 
(1.2 g)Metronidazole (500 mg) plus gentamicin (4 mg/kg)Coamoxiclav 
(1.2 g)Metronidazole (500 mg) plus gentamicin 
(4 mg/kg)
Patients (n)3674399242140235836215991672176227
Age (yr)71.2 (13.5)70.7 (13.9)71.4 (12.5)70.0 (13.1)70.0 (11.3)69.0 (12.9)62.1 (15.9)61.8 (16.3)54.9 (13.7)53.5 (13.7)
Baseline SCr (µmol/L) 79.0 (66.0, 94.0)75.0 (62.0, 90.0)92.0 (77.0, 114.0)90.0 (74.0, 114.0)89.5 (75.0, 113.0)84.0 (67.0, 108.0)75.0 (62.0, 89.0)71.0 (60.0, 85.0)71.0 (61.0, 83.0)65.0 (58.0, 75.0)
Sex (%)
 Women2359 (64.2)2451 (61.4)101 (24.0)87 (21.6)117 (32.7)241 (67.3)953 (57.0)902 (56.4)176 (100)227 (100)
 Men1315 (35.8)1541 (38.6)320 (76.0)315 (78.4)241 (67.3)234 (64.6)719 (43.0)697 (43.6)00
SIMD (%)
 1–3706 (19.4)788 (20.0)88 (21.2)108 (27.2)111 (31.2)104 (29.0)402 (24.4)352 (22.4)40 (23.0)59 (26.0)
 4–71616 (44.5)1716 (43.6)176 (42.4)161 (40.6)143 (40.2)151 (42.1)682 (41.4)676 (43.1)70 (40.2)100 (44.1)
 8–101311 (36.1)1429 (36.3)151 (36.4)128 (32.2)102 (28.7)104 (29.0)565 (34.3)541 (34.5)64 (36.8)68 (30.0)
CCI (%)
 Low (0 or 1)3494 (95.1)3774 (94.5)206 (48.9)230 (57.2)244 (68.2)236 (65.2)951 (59.5)1040 (62.2)122 (69.3)152 (67.0)
 Medium (2)121 (3.3)145 (3.6)185 (43.9)128 (31.8)68 (19.0)73 (20.2)432 (27.0)425 (25.4)45 (25.6)65 (28.6)
 High (≥3)59 (1.6)73 (1.8)30 (7.1)44 (10.9)46 (12.8)53 (14.6)216 (13.5)207 (12.4)9 (5.1)10 (4.4)
  • Data are presented as the mean (SD) or median (IQR). SCr, serum creatinine; SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.