|Weighted event rates|
|Outcomes||Chlor||PI||RRR (95% CI)||NNT (CI)|
|*Abbreviations defined in glossary. Chlorhexidine event rates calculated from control event rate and absolute risk reduction reported in article; RRR (CI) and NNT (CI) calculated from control event rate and relative risk (CI) reported in article.|
|Catheter related blood stream infection (7 trials, n=3899)||1.0%||2.1%||51% (12 to 72)||93 (66 to 393)|
|Patients with positive cultures (8 trials, n=4001)||6.4%||13.5%||51% (29 to 69)||15 (11 to 26)|
Review: chlorhexidine gluconate is more effective than povidone-iodine for preventing vascular catheter related bloodstream infection
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