Principles of Surgical Prophylaxis (1039)

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Last reviewed: 31/01/2024

Next review date: 31/08/2026

Author(s): Ysobel Gourlay.

Version: 5

Author email(s): ysobel.gourlay@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

Approved By: Antimicrobial Utilisation Committee

Reviewer name(s): Ysobel Gourlay.

Document Id: 1039