Economic evaluation of chlorhexidine cloths on healthcare costs due to surgical site infections following total knee arthroplasty.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the overall annual healthcare cost savings of adding a pre-operative chlorhexidine cloth preparation protocol. We used reports from the National Healthcare Safety Network and previously published reports to determine a range of surgical site infection rates following total knee arthroplasty and the cost per revision… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.02.026