Comparison of 3 intravenous skin preparation methods on risk of probable catheter related infection at 72 hours after IV catheter removal‡

ComparisonsEvent ratesRRR (95% CI)NNT (CI)
‡CHG = chlorhexidine gluconate. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
CHG v alcohol followed by povidone-iodine1.2% v 12.5%90% (44 to 98)9 (5 to 23)
CHG v povidone-iodine followed by alcohol1.2% v 9.9%88% (27 to 98)12 (6 to 48)