Do Anaesthetists Need to Wear Surgical Masks in the Operating Theatre? A Literature Review with Evidence Based Recommendations

okt 17, 2020


It has never been shown that wearing surgical face masks decreases postoperative wound infections. On the contrary, a 50% decrease has been reported after omitting face masks. The present study was designed to reveal any 30% or greater difference in general surgery wound infection rates by using face masks or not.

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