"I suspect the costs will be favorable, but more data is needed and I hope our study at UCLA will answer this important question," he said in an e-mail. "We also don't yet know which surfaces in a room are most critical. Can you get by with just coating one or two items, or do all the touch surfaces need to be copper coated? Obviously the costs will change dramatically depending on the number of surfaces coated."
Copper in hospital rooms may stop infections
Estimated 100,000 deaths occur annually because of hospital-acquired infections
Published On: May 14 2013 04:30:41 PM EDT Updated On: May 15 2013 09:29:13 AM EDT
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