Gloves and Gowns Don’t Work?
Wearing gloves and gowns in intensive care units does not reduce the overall rates of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). These are two of the most common complications arising from hospital care, affecting an estimated 5% of inpatients. The cost of antibiotic-resistance in the United States is estimated at $4 billion per year.
Journal of the American Medical Association, October 2013