[Methods in surgical antibacterial prophylaxis in Belgium, 1992-1995].

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Since 1992, the Belgian network for the surveillance of nosocomial infections runs a system of voluntary surveillance of surgical wound infections, including the perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis patterns. From 1992 to 1995, the global rate of prophylaxis was 71%, calculated on 44,728 interventions from 72 hospitals, but in 11.4% of operations for which prophylaxis is indicated, it was not given. On the other hand, prophylaxis was prescribed in 55.6% of operations where it was not indicated. At least 4 out of 10 courses were inappropriate with respect to indication, duration or day of ad…

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