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Evid Based Nurs 4:117 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.4.117
  • Treatment

A strategy of evaluation and delayed closure of dirty abdominal wounds reduced wound infections

Evaluation and delayed primary closure (E/DPC) v primary closure (PC) for dirty abdominal wounds*

Outcome at ≥1 month E/DPC PC RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Wound infection 12% 48% 76% (31 to 92) 3 (2 to 9)

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