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The Precision of Human-Generated Hand-Hygiene Observations: A Comparison of Human Observation with an Automated Monitoring System

  • Deepti Sharma (a1), Geb W. Thomas (a2), Eric D. Foster (a3), Jaclyn Iacovelli (a2), Krista M. Lea (a2), Judy A. Streit (a4) and Philip M. Polgreen (a4)...

Abstract

We compared the observations of nearly 1,400 hand-hygiene-related events recorded by an automated system and by human observers. Observation details differed for 38% of these events. Two likely explanations for these inconsistencies were the distance between the observer and the event and the busyness of the clinic.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 (philip-polgreen@uiowa.edu)

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The Precision of Human-Generated Hand-Hygiene Observations: A Comparison of Human Observation with an Automated Monitoring System

  • Deepti Sharma (a1), Geb W. Thomas (a2), Eric D. Foster (a3), Jaclyn Iacovelli (a2), Krista M. Lea (a2), Judy A. Streit (a4) and Philip M. Polgreen (a4)...

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