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Hand hygiene practices and adherence determinants in surgical wards across Europe and Israel: a multicenter observational study

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Lee, Andie
Chalfine, Annie
Daikos, George L
Garilli, Silvia
Jovanovic, Biljana
Lemmen, Sebastian
Martínez, José Antonio
Masuet Aumatell, Cristina
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Published in American Journal of Infection Control. 2011, vol. 39, no. 6, p. 517-20
Abstract We examined hand hygiene practices in surgical wards in 9 countries in Europe and Israel through direct practice observation. There was marked interhospital variation in hand hygiene compliance (range, 14%-76%), as well as glove and alcohol-based handrub use. After multivariable analysis, surgical subspecialty, professional category, type of care activity, and workload were independently associated with compliance. Hand hygiene practices are influenced by numerous factors, and a tailored approach may be required to improve practices.
Keywords Cross Infection/prevention & controlEuropeGloves, Surgical/utilizationGuideline Adherence/statistics & numerical dataHandwashing/methodsHospitalsHumansIsrael
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PMID: 21496957
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Research groups Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)
Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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LEE, Andie et al. Hand hygiene practices and adherence determinants in surgical wards across Europe and Israel: a multicenter observational study. In: American Journal of Infection Control, 2011, vol. 39, n° 6, p. 517-20. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25470

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