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Cost implications of successful hand hygiene promotion

Published inInfection control and hospital epidemiology, vol. 25, no. 3, p. 264-266
Publication date2004
Abstract

We evaluated the costs associated with a sustained and successful campaign for hand hygiene promotion that emphasized alcohol-based handrubs. The total cost of the hand hygiene promotion corresponded to less than 1% of the costs associated with nosocomial infections. Successful hand hygiene promotion is probably cost-saving.

Keywords
  • Alcohols/ economics/therapeutic use
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local/ economics/therapeutic use
  • Cross Infection/economics/ prevention & control
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Handwashing/ methods
  • Health Education/economics
  • Health Promotion/economics
  • Humans
  • Hygiene/economics
  • Infection Control/ economics/methods
  • Personnel, Hospital/ education
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
PITTET, Didier et al. Cost implications of successful hand hygiene promotion. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2004, vol. 25, n° 3, p. 264–266. doi: 10.1086/502389
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