- •This study assessed the relationship between use of single-use versus reusable sharps containers and rates of Clostridium difficile infections in acute care.
- •Hospitals using single-use containers had significantly lower rates of Clostridium difficile versus hospitals using reusable containers.
- •This is the first study to show a link between use of single-use sharps containers and lower Clostridium difficile rates.
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Financial support: Support for this study was provided by Becton, Dickinson and Company .
Conflicts of interest: Pogorzelska-Maziarz reports that she served as a consultant to Becton, Dickinson and Company on this project.