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Adoption of alcohol-based handrub by United States hospitals: a national survey.

Mody L, Saint S, Kaufman SR, Kowalski C, Krein SL. Adoption of alcohol-based handrub by United States hospitals: a national survey. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 2008 Dec 1; 29(12):1177-80.

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Abstract:

The extent to which the use of alcohol-based handrub for hand hygiene has been adopted by US hospitals is unknown. A survey of infection control coordinators (response rate, 516 [72%] of 719) revealed that most hospitals (436 [84%] of 516) have adopted alcohol-based handrub. Leadership support and staff receptivity play a significant role in its adoption.





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