Author(s): Haas JP, Larson EL
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Abstract Compliance with hand hygiene is widely recognized as the most important factor in preventing transmission of infection to patients in health care settings. However, there is no standardized method for measuring compliance. The three major methods used are direct observation, self-report and indirect measurement of hand hygiene product usage. This review discusses the methods of compliance monitoring and the advantages and drawbacks of each.
This article was published in J Hosp Infect
and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access