• Study
  • Published March 2014

Status of the implementation of the World Health Organization multimodal hand hygiene strategy in United States of America health care facilities.

The seemingly simple act of hand hygiene has proved to be a formidable obstacle in patient safety, as hand hygiene rates remain unacceptably low at many hospitals. In this survey of hospitals participating in the World Health Organization's hand hygiene program, greater overall infection control staffing appeared to be associated with a higher level of engagement in the project.

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