Is Routine Use of a Face Mask Necessary in the Operating Room?

Архивировано 18.08.2020: sellden-2010.pdf

Источник: Eva Sellden. Is Routine Use of a Face Mask Necessary in the Operating Room? Anesthesiology, 2010, 113(6):1447

Our decision to no longer require routine surgical masks for personnel not scrubbed for surgery is a departure from common practice. But the evidence to support this practice does not exist, and studies to establish differences in infection rates with or without face masks will likely be difficult to design and implement given the small potential effect.