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September 5, 2012

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. Impact of a hospital-wide hand hygiene initiative on healthcare-associated infections: results of an interrupted time series. BMJ quality & safety. 2012;21(12):1019-26. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2012-000800.

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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.

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Kirkland KB, Homa KA, Lasky RA, et al. Impact of a hospital-wide hand hygiene initiative on healthcare-associated infections: results of an interrupted time series. BMJ quality & safety. 2012;21(12):1019-26. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2012-000800.