Slide Show: Evidence Gaps for Best Methods of Cleaning Hospital Rooms

Tray tables, bed rails, light switches, and toilets: All are common vectors for swapping germs between patients and healthcare workers. While a new systematic overview in this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine points to several promising cleaning tactics of these “high-touch surfaces,” there’s a lack of evidence as to which is the most effective at reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Few studies measured patient outcomes or focused on newer

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