Journal article

Antibiotic Dispensing Before and After Primary and Revision Total Hip Replacement: An Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Linkage Study

Aarti Gulyani, Richard De Steiger, Paul Smith, Nicole Pratt, Katherine Duszynski, Stephen E Graves, Maria Inacio, Ian Harris, Ilana Ackerman, Louisa Jorm, Michelle Lorimer

International Journal for Population Data Science | Swansea University

Abstract

IntroductionInfection is a major complication following joint replacement (JR) surgery. However, little data exist on baseline use of antibiotics following primary JR and how use changes with subsequent revision surgery. Objectives & ApproachOur study objectives were to describe community use of antibiotics before and after primary total hip replacement (THR) and change in use pre and post revision procedure. Registry data were linked with national medication dispensing data using probabilistic record linkage. Patients with THR for osteoarthritis in a private hospital between 1999 and 2017 were included. Three groups were analysed: patients with primary procedures revised for infection, re..

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