Successful control of emerging vancomycin-resistant enterococci by territory-wide implementation of directly observed hand hygiene in patients in Hong Kong.

@article{Cheng2016SuccessfulCO,
  title={Successful control of emerging vancomycin-resistant enterococci by territory-wide implementation of directly observed hand hygiene in patients in Hong Kong.},
  author={Vincent C. Cheng and Josepha Wai-Ming Tai and Patsy P H Chau and Christopher Koon-Chi Lai and Vivien W M Chuang and Simon Yung-Chun So and Sally Cheuk-Ying Wong and Jonathan H K Chen and Pak Leung Ho and Dominic N C Tsang and K Y Yuen},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={
          1168-1171
        }
}
With the emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in our public hospitals, territory-wide implementation of directly observed hand hygiene before meals and medications for all conscious hospitalized patients reverted the rising VRE incidence of 16.5% per month (P < .001) to a reduction of -9.8% per month (P < .001). The outbreak rate reverted from an increasing trend of 10.5% per month (P < .001) to a decreasing trend of -13.3% per month (P < .001) between January 2011 and October… CONTINUE READING
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