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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Jun;33(6):618-20. doi: 10.1086/665729. Epub 2012 Apr 19.

Establishment of a national surveillance system for alcohol-based hand rub consumption and change in consumption over 4 years.

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National Reference Center for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections, Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

Germany established a national surveillance system for alcohol-based hand rub consumption (AHC) in 2008. In 2010, the median AHC was 83 mL/patient-day in 543 intensive care units (ICUs) and 18 mL/patient-day in 4,638 non-ICUs. There was a median increase in AHC of 35.9% (P < .01) in 159 hospitals that participated in the surveillance system for 4 years.

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PMID:
22561718
DOI:
10.1086/665729
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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