Mandatory glove-wearing reduces risk of HAIs, study finds

04/22/2013 | DailyRx.com

Children's risk of developing a hospital-acquired infection was 25% lower during the period in which doctors were required to wear gloves for every patient contact, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The incidence of hospital-acquired pneumonia dropped by 80% during the mandatory gloving periods, while rates of bloodstream infections and central-line-associated bloodstream infections declined by 37% and 39%, respectively.

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