Improving compliance with hand hygiene in hospitals

Pittet D. Improving compliance with hand hygiene in hospitals. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2000;21(6):381-386.


Review of the reasons for poor compliance with handwashing amongst hospital staff. Easy access to handwashing facilities and ready availability of skincare lotion are imperative to ensure improved compliance. A multimodal, multidisciplinary approach at the individual, group, and institutional level is recommended.


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