Adherence to hand hygiene and risk factors for poor adherence in 13 Ontario acute care hospitals Journal Articles uri icon

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abstract

  • Multicenter studies assessing hand hygiene adherence and risk factors for poor performance are scarce. In an observational study involving 13 hospitals across Ontario, Canada, we found a mean adherence rate of 31.2%, and that adherence was positively associated¬†with nurses, single rooms, contact precautions, and the availability of alcohol hand rub dispensers.

publication date

  • October 2011