Use of bouffant or hood type headgear compared with surgical skull caps or no hair cover for operating room staff during surgery

What evidence is needed?

More primary research is needed.

What evidence is available?

Reliable systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:

Ricksten M, Andreasson P, Blondeau H, Houltz E, Petzold M, Sjögren P, Stadig I, Svanberg T, Svensson M, Thornell A, Jivegård L. Does headgear type used by the operating room staff affect postoperative surgical site infection rate? [Påverkar typen av operationsmössor som bärs av operationspersonalen frekvensen av postoperativ sårinfektion?]. Göteborg: Västra Götalandsregionen, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, HTAcentrum: 2020. HTA report 2020:120. More about the review

Reliable, but not updated, systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:

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