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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Mar-Apr;7(2):231-3.

Antiseptic technology: access, affordability, and acceptance.

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Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. JBoyce@srhs.org

Abstract

Factors other than antimicrobial activity of soaps and antiseptic agents used for hand hygiene by health personnel play a role in compliance with recommendations. Hand hygiene products differ considerably in acceptance by hospital personnel. If switching from a nonmedicated soap to an antiseptic agent or increased use of an existing antiseptic agent for hand hygiene prevented a few more infections per year, additional expenditures for antiseptic agents would be offset by cost savings.

PMID:
11294713
PMCID:
PMC2631717
DOI:
10.3201/eid0702.010216
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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