Table 1

Characteristics of the included study

StudyPopulationStudy typeSettingIntervention and comparatorComparatorOutcomesRisk of bias/quality
Li et al (2005)10 23 pathologists and technicians performed 16 autopsiesCase studyAutopsy laboratory in China
  • Multicomponent intervention: construction, PPE, disposal and other measures components

  • No comparator group

  • Proportion of infections: 0/23

  • Evaluation of decontamination measured by sarin simulant test: in the contaminated area, sarin concentration decreased from 10 to 2 ppm to 0 ppm, and sarin was undetectable in the clean area and the semi-contaminated area

High risk of bias