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Widespread use of gowns, gloves for MRSA prevention increases costs by 123%

Widespread use of gowns, gloves for MRSA prevention increases costs by 123%
May 26, 2016

Using gowns and gloves when caring for all nursing home residents rather than only those colonized with MRSA or with chronic skin breakdown during high-risk transmission activities increased costs by 123%, according to recent data.

Although glove and gown use for all residents during high-risk activities was more expensive, Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS, of the department of epidemiology and public health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and colleagues reported that it may be more cost-effective or cost saving for nursing home facilities, as many residents with MRSA are not aware of their infection and can spread MRSA to other residents through health care workers (HCWs).

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