Adherence to hand hygiene and risk factors for poor adherence in 13 Ontario acute care hospitals

D. Mertz, J. Johnstone, P. Krueger, K. Brazil, S.D. Walter, M. Loeb

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Abstract

Multicenter studies assessing hand hygiene adherence and risk factors for poor performance are scarce. In an observational study involving 13 hospitals across Ontario, Canada, we found a mean adherence rate of 31.2%, and that adherence was positively associated with nurses, single rooms, contact precautions, and the availability of alcohol hand rub dispensers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-696
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2011

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