The study's authors are advising hospitals to use intervention programs to continually encourage better hygiene and cleaning techniques to prevent or reduce infection.
Study: X-ray machines help spread bacteria
August 6, 2009 A study at one hospital by the American College of Chest Physicians found adequate hygiene by technicians, and cleaning measures of x-ray equipment was performed only 10 percent of the time. As a result, anti-biotic resistant bacteria was found on the machines 50 percent of the time.
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