Invasive devices increase risk of infectionBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7093.1501f (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1501
- Stephanie Swafford
- Clegg scholar, BMJ
A patient is seven times more likely to acquire an infection in hospital if an invasive device is used, according to a report from the Public Health Laboratory Service.
Invasive devices such as urinary catheters or intravenous lines are used increasingly often, …