Chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Frost2016ChlorhexidineBA,
  title={Chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Steven A Frost and Mari-Cris Alogso and Lauren Metcalfe and Joan Lynch and Leanne Hunt and Ritesh Sanghavi and Evan Alexandrou and K M Hillman},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections (HAI) have been shown to increase length of stay, the cost of care, and rates of hospital deaths (Kaye and Marchaim, J Am Geriatr Soc 62(2):306-11, 2014; Roberts and Scott, Med Care 48(11):1026-35, 2010; Warren and Quadir, Crit Care Med 34(8):2084-9, 2006; Zimlichman and Henderson, JAMA Intern Med 173(22):2039-46, 2013). Importantly, infections acquired during a hospital stay have been shown to be preventable (Loveday and Wilson, J Hosp Infect 86:S1… CONTINUE READING
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