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Table 4 Description of included studies, showing numbers describing the different decontamination procedures included in the review

From: Preventing infection from reusable medical equipment: a systematic review

Procedure Total no. of studies Equipment level
   Critical Semicritical
Dry heat 2 2 0
Pressurised steam 8 6 2
Boiling 0 0 0
Bleach 33 10 23
Formaldehyde 8 3 5
Glutaraldehyde 39 12 27
Hydrogen peroxide 12 3 9
70% alcohol 20 0 20
Povidone iodine 13 0 13