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Handrub Consumption Mirrors Hand Hygiene Compliance

  • Sebastian Haubitz (a1) (a2), Andrew Atkinson (a1), Tanja Kaspar (a1), Doris Nydegger (a1), Anne Eichenberger (a3), Rami Sommerstein (a1) and Jonas Marschall (a1)...

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We assessed handrub consumption as a surrogate marker for hand hygiene compliance from 2007 to 2014. Handrub consumption varied substantially between departments but correlated in a mixed effects regression model with the number of patient-days and the observed hand hygiene compliance. Handrub consumption may supplement traditional hand hygiene observations.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:707–710

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Address correspondence to Sebastian Haubitz, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse, 5000 Aarau, Switzerland (sebastian.haubitz@gmail.com).

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Presented in part: IDWeek 2015; San Diego, California; October 7-11, 2015.

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