Multidisciplinary Hand Hygiene Factors in Hospitals
Excerpt: A study by Tromp et al1 concluded that “Our multifaceted hand hygiene improvement program resulted in a sustained improvement of hand hygiene knowledge and compliance in nurses as well as physicians.” However, the support for the conclusions is weak because of a number of drawbacks. These drawbacks would inhibit the application of those conclusions in health care. The first drawback is the absence of a control group and, secondly, the contradictions in the data, as explained below.
Berger, Brittany A.; and Glenn, L. Lee. 2012. Multidisciplinary Hand Hygiene Factors in Hospitals. American Journal of Infection Control. Vol.40(7). 682. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2012.05.006 ISSN: 0196-6553