Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene

@article{Pittet2000EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene},
  author={Didier Pittet and St{\'e}phane Hugonnet and Stephan Harbarth and Philippe Mourouga and Val{\'e}rie Sauvan and Sylvie Touveneau and Thomas V. Perneger},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={356},
  pages={1307-1312}
}
BACKGROUND Hand hygiene prevents cross infection in hospitals, but compliance with recommended instructions is commonly poor. We attempted to promote hand hygiene by implementing a hospital-wide programme, with special emphasis on bedside, alcohol-based hand disinfection. We measured nosocomial infections in parallel. METHODS We monitored the overall compliance with hand hygiene during routine patient care in a teaching hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, before and during implementation of a… Expand
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