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Journal Article
Study

Impact of a hospital-wide hand hygiene initiative on healthcare-associated infections: results of an interrupted time series.

Kirkland KB, Homa KA, Lasky RA, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2012;21:1019-26.

This study describes multiple hospital-wide interventions over a 3-year period that led to dramatic, sustained improvements in hand hygiene rates and reduced health care–associated infections.