Ward Design in Relation to Postoperative Wound Infection: Part IIIBr Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5922.13 (Published 06 July 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:13
- G. Smith,
- J. R. C. Logie,
- A. Macdonald,
- H. G. Smylie
The wound infection rates, nasal carriage rates, and nasal colonization rates were studied in a recently built surgical unit for two years when it was first opened. Five years later a further two-year period of study was undertaken.
Judging by the incidence of postoperative wound infection, as far as both Staphylococcus pyogenes and Gram-negative organisms are concerned, there is no evidence that the environment has become less safe with use over the seven-year period since opening.