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Routine change of gloves and instruments cost-effective in reducing infections

A breakthrough study suggests that surgeons who regularly change surgical gloves and instruments reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) and incur similar costs compared to those who reuse equipment.

The economic evaluation, funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), comes on the heels of the ChEETAh clinical trial conducted across 80 hospitals in Benin, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa.

 

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