3/4/2014

There is room for improvement in hand hygiene programs and policies at U.S. hospitals, according to a survey by the World Health Organization. Eighty-four percent conduct annual mandatory training saying that hand hygiene is required; less than half participate in the WHO hand hygiene initiative. A low response rate may have skewed the results, the authors suggest, along with the fact that hospitals with better hygiene practices were more likely to respond to the survey.

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