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Evaluating the impact of a hand hygiene campaign on improving adherence

Published:December 21, 2009DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2009.08.014
      We monitored compliance with hand hygiene (HH) by direct observation in 3 hospitals in Cantabria, Spain before and after implementation of an HH informational campaign, separately analyzing the effect of a training program. We report that training plus an informational campaign doubled the probability of HH, whereas the informational campaign without training decreased adherence, acting as a deleterious factor in HH adherence.

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