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Hand Rub–Associated Fire Incidents During 25,038 Hospital‐Years in Germany

Axel Kramer , MD and Günter Kampf , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 6 (June 2007), pp. 745-746
DOI: 10.1086/517953
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/517953
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Abstract

Fire incidents in German hospitals related to the use of alcohol‐based hand rubs were analyzed. Seven nonsevere fire incidents were identified, occurring during 25,038 hospital‐years, which were caused by individual human actions and not by technical failure. The results underline the safety of using alcohol‐based hand rubs in hospitals.

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