How does healthcare worker hand hygiene behaviour impact upon the transmission of MRSA between patients?: an analysis using a Monte Carlo model

@inproceedings{Beggs2009HowDH,
  title={How does healthcare worker hand hygiene behaviour impact upon the transmission of MRSA between patients?: an analysis using a Monte Carlo model},
  author={Clive B. Beggs and Simon J. Shepherd and Kevin G. Kerr},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Good hand hygiene has for many years been considered to be the most important measure that can be applied to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Continuous emphasis on this intervention has lead to the widespread opinion that HAI rates can be greatly reduced by increased hand hygiene compliance alone. However, this assumes that the effectiveness of hand hygiene is not constrained by other factors and that improved compliance in excess of a given level, in… CONTINUE READING

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