Overall compliance with hand hygienic policy was 75%


#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Block, L., Habicht, R., Oluyadi, F.O., Wu, A.W., Desai, S.V., Niessen, T., Silva, K.N., Oliver, N. and Feldman, L. (2013) Variability in hand hygiene practices among internal medicine interns. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 41(11), p.1107-1108.


Hand hygiene compliance remains suboptimal among physicians despite quality improvement efforts. We observed hand hygiene compliance among 29 medicine interns at 2 large academic institutions. Overall compliance was 75%. Although 4 interns averaged <40% compliance, 14 averaged at least 80%. Given variability observed among individuals in the same training programs, targeting those with poor performance may be important in improving overall compliance.

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