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Name of Media:

Economic evaluation of chlorhexidine-impregnated sponges for preventing catheter-related infections in critically ill adults in the Dressing Study


University of York- the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Publisher or Source:

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)

Type of Media:

Medical Professional Education

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:



The study examined the cost-effectiveness of chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated sponges (CHIGIS) for arterial and central venous catheters for prevention of catheter-related infections in critically ill adults using data from a recent clinical trial. The authors concluded that the CHGIS strategy reduced the rate of MCRI and saved costs from the perspective of an intensive care unit. The analysis was appropriately carried out using a micro-costing approach alongside a randomised controlled trial. The authors’ conclusions appear robust.

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