Comparative efficacy of alternative hand-washing agents in reducing nosocomial infections in intensive care units.

@article{Doebbeling1992ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative efficacy of alternative hand-washing agents in reducing nosocomial infections in intensive care units.},
  author={Bradley N. Doebbeling and G L Stanley and C T Sheetz and Michael A. Pfaller and A. K. Houston and Liz Zanoni Katie Annis and Ningyi Li and Richard P. Wenzel},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={327 2},
  pages={88-93}
}
BACKGROUND Effective hand-washing can prevent nosocomial infections, particularly in high-risk areas of the hospital. There are few clinical studies of the efficacy of specific hand-cleansing agents in preventing the transmission of pathogens from health care workers to patients. METHODS For eight months, we conducted a prospective multiple-crossover trial involving 1894 adult patients in three intensive care units (ICUs). In a given month, the ICU used a hand-washing system involving either… CONTINUE READING

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