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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Dec;29(12):1177-80. doi: 10.1086/592095.

Adoption of alcohol-based handrub by United States hospitals: a national survey.

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Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. lonamody@umich.edu

Abstract

The extent to which the use of alcohol-based handrub for hand hygiene has been adopted by US hospitals is unknown. A survey of infection control coordinators (response rate, 516 [72%] of 719) revealed that most hospitals (436 [84%] of 516) have adopted alcohol-based handrub. Leadership support and staff receptivity play a significant role in its adoption.

PMID:
18986300
PMCID:
PMC2666622
DOI:
10.1086/592095
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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