Journal Article

Impact of a team and leaders-directed strategy to improve nurses' adherence to hand hygiene guidelines: a cluster randomised trial.

Huis A, Schoonhoven L, Grol R, et al. International journal of nursing studies. 2013;50:464-74.

In this cluster randomized trial, a strategy that sought to improve nurses' hand hygiene by emphasizing team commitment and leadership engagement did achieve higher hand hygiene rates compared with a standard quality improvement approach. However, the overall rate of hand hygiene adherence remained poor in both groups.