Improving hand hygiene from high to very high compliance has not been documented to decrease healthcare-associated infections. We conducted longitudinal analyses during 2013–2015 in an 853-bed hospital and observed a significantly increased handhygiene compliance rate (p<0.001) and a significantly decreased healthcare-associated infection rate (p = 0.0066).

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Auteurs: Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, Lauren M. DiBiase, Tina M. Schade Willis, Eric S. Wolak, David J. Weber, William A. Rutala. Emerging Infectious Diseases • www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 22, No. 9, September 2016.

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