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Association Between Hand Hygiene Compliance and Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prevalence in a French Rehabilitation Hospital

Emmanuelle Girou, Patrick Legrand, Sophan Soing‐Altrach, Astrid Lemire, Céline Poulain, Alexandra Allaire, Latifa Tkoub‐Scheirlinck, Steeve Ho Tam Chai, Catherine Dupeyron and Catherine‐Marie Loche
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 27, No. 10 (October 2006), pp. 1128-1130
DOI: 10.1086/507967
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/507967
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Association Between Hand Hygiene Compliance and Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prevalence in a French Rehabilitation Hospital
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Abstract

We simultaneously investigated the prevalence of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and compliance with hand hygiene in the clinical wards of a French rehabilitation hospital. We found that the rate of hand hygiene compliance observed at the patient’s bedside was a strong predictor of MRSA prevalence.

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