UV light disinfection significantly reduces Clostridium difficile incidence

Posted by on October 6, 2016 4:05 pm
Categories: health

Ultraviolet C light disinfection to clean unoccupied patient rooms significantly reduced C. difficile infections (CDI) in high-risk patients who later occupied those rooms, according to a new study. The no-touch device, used after patients with CDI were discharged from the hospital, also resulted in substantial healthcare savings, estimated between $350,000 and $1.5 million annually.

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