Back to basics: hand hygiene and isolation

  title={Back to basics: hand hygiene and isolation},
  author={G. Khai Lin Huang and Andrew J Stewardson and M. Lindsay Grayson},
  booktitle={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Hand hygiene and isolation are basic, but very effective, means of preventing the spread of pathogens in healthcare. Although the principle may be straightforward, this review highlights some of the controversies regarding the implementation and efficacy of these interventions. RECENT FINDINGS Hand hygiene compliance is an accepted measure of quality and safety in many countries. The evidence for the efficacy of hand hygiene in directly reducing rates of hospital-acquired… CONTINUE READING
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