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Randomized crossover study evaluating the effect of a hand sanitizer dispenser on the frequency of hand hygiene among anesthesiology staff in the operating room.
Munoz-Price LS, Patel Z, Banks S, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35:717-720.
Hand hygiene rates remain disappointingly low among physicians and nurses, despite appropriate handwashing being an essential factor in preventing health care–associated infections. In this study, installing a hand sanitizer dispenser on the anesthesia machine resulted in only a limited increase in the frequency of hand sanitization by anesthesiologists.