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Cost implications of successful hand hygiene promotion

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Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2004, vol. 25, no. 3, p. 264-266
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 useAnti-Infective Agents, Local/ economics/therapeutic useCross Infection/economics/ prevention & controlFollow-Up StudiesHandwashing/ methodsHealth Education/economicsHealth Promotion/economicsHumansHygiene/economicsInfection Control/ economics/methodsPersonnel, Hospital/ educationSwitzerland
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PMID: 15061421
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Other version: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/502389
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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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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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7514

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