Measuring the effect of enhanced cleaning in a UK hospital: a prospective cross-over study

@article{Dancer2009MeasuringTE,
  title={Measuring the effect of enhanced cleaning in a UK hospital: a prospective cross-over study},
  author={Stephanie J. Dancer and Liza F White and Jim Lamb and E Kirsty Girvan and C A Robertson},
  journal={BMC Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={28 - 28}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing hospital-acquired infections have generated much attention over the last decade. There is evidence that hygienic cleaning has a role in the control of hospital-acquired infections. This study aimed to evaluate the potential impact of one additional cleaner by using microbiological standards based on aerobic colony counts and the presence of Staphylococcus aureus including meticillin-resistant S. aureus. METHODS We introduced an additional cleaner into two matched wards… CONTINUE READING
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