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Decontamination of unused medical supplies reduces health-care costs
Date:4/9/2013

solation rooms from the six units included in the study to be $387,055. The researchers see this as a conservative estimate since medical waste disposal costs were not included.

"Our study results show that supplies in the rooms of patients in Isolation precautions can become contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms, which may present a risk to other patients if they are not discarded or disinfected when the patient is discharged," said infectious disease specialist and study senior investigator Trish Perl, MD, MSc. "Hydrogen peroxide vapor looks to be a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly means to manage potentially contaminated packaged supplies."

Several study authors are employed by Bioquell, which provided HPV disinfection services without charge to Johns Hopkins Hospital for the duration of this study.


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Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
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