[Operating room ventilation: a health technology assessment]

Risstad H, Evensen LH, Movik E, Lerner M
Record ID 32018002364
Original Title: Ventilasjon av operasjonsstuer: forenklet metodevurdering
Authors' objectives: We conducted a health technology assessment to evaluate the efficacy of laminar airflow (LAF) in reducing surgical site infections.
Authors' results and conclusions: For the comparison of LAF with conventional ventilation, we found that there were no difference in rates of serious surgical site infections (SSI) in all types of surgery and in joint prosthesis surgery (GRADE: low certainty), there were no difference in rates of all SSIs in all types of surgery and in joint prosthesis surgery (GRADE: very low certainty), we found no studies that provide sufficient information on the effect on mortality, and we estimated the additional annual costs for one operating theatre with LAF to be NOK 41 000 discounted over a 30-day period and 77 000 discounted over a 10-year period. The estimate is associated with uncertainty.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2022
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Norway
MeSH Terms
  • Infection Control
  • Environment, Controlled
  • Operating Rooms
  • Ventilation
  • Surgical Wound Infection
Organisation Name: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Contact Address: P.O. Box 222 Skoyen, N-0123, Oslo
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