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CT Crosby, Elliott TSJ, PA Lambert, D Adams
British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 70, Iss. 10, 14 Oct 2009, pp 579 - 582

The incidence of health-care-associated infections has reduced since skin antisepsis was introduced in the 19th century. Despite this, health-care-associated infections, including post-surgical sepsis, continue to cause significant morbidity and mortality. This article reviews the evidence for the use of preoperative skin preparations.

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