New sanitation system halves healthcare associated infections and cuts costs by 75 percent

The spread of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals can be limited by sanitation methods that remodulate the hospital microbiota, leading to lower antimicrobial consumption and costs, according to an article. In particular, an experiment conducted in five Italian hospitals led to a 52 percent decrease in healthcare associated infections, a 60.3 percent reduction in associated drug consumption and a 75.4 percent decrease in the related costs.