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Chlorhexidine versus saline in reducing the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infection: A cost-effectiveness analysis

Mitchell, Brett G.; Fasugba, Oyebola; Cheng, Allen; Gregory, Victoria; Koerner, Jane; Collignon, Peter; Gardner, Anne; Graves, Nicholas


Background: Catheter associated urinary tract infections are one of the most common infections acquired in hospital. A recent randomised control study demonstrated the benefit of using chlorhexidine (0.1%) for meatal cleaning prior to urinary catheter insertion, by reducing both catheter associated asymptomatic bacteriuria and infection. These findings raise the important question of whether a decision to switch from saline to chlorhexidine was likely to be cost-effective. The aim of this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.04.003
Access Rights: Open Access


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