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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Jul;38(7):870-872. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.71. Epub 2017 May 31.

Hand Rub Consumption Has Almost Doubled in 132 German Hospitals Over 9 Years.

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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin,Institut für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin,Berlin,Germany.

Abstract

Annual surveillance data (2007-2015), collected continuously in 132 German hospitals, was evaluated for development of alcohol-based hand-rub consumption (AHC) as a surrogate parameter for hand hygiene adherence. Overall, the median increase in AHC was 94%. The increases over 9 years were significant in all units and quartiles of AHC at baseline. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:870-872.

PMID:
28560930
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2017.71
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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