Alcohol hand gel adoption


Moody, L., Saint, S., Kaufman, S.R., Kowalski, C. and Krein, S.L. (2008) Adoption of Alcohol-Based Handrub by United States Hospitals: A National Survey. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 29(12), p.1177–1180.


The extent to which the use of alcohol-based handrub for hand hygiene has been adopted by US hospitals is unknown. A survey of infection control coordinators (response rate, 516 [72%] of 719) revealed that most hospitals (436 [84%] of 516) have adopted alcohol-based handrub. Leadership support and staff receptivity play a significant role in its adoption.

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