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March 4, 2020

Use of Disposable Perioperative Jackets and Surgical Site Infections—Reply

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  • 1Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, New York
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, New York
JAMA Surg. 2020;155(5):454-455. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.6380

In Reply We appreciate the dialogue that has been generated from our study1 because it shows the continued interest in providing optimal care for surgical patients. While we certainly acknowledge the difficulty with demonstrating efficacious infection reduction techniques, our position for evidence-based policies that are focused on improving patient outcomes, while minimizing financial and environmental burden remain.

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