One hospital's simple measure to defeat infections

Philadelphia Inquirer, March 8, 2010

About two years ago, Abington (PA) Memorial Hospital dispatched "spies" to observe and report how often doctors and nurses washed their hands when entering and leaving patients' rooms. Abington's hand-washing policy stipulates that everyone involved in patient care must wash hands before entering and after leaving every patient's room, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. As a result of all of Abington's efforts, the percentage of staff washing hands rose from 31% in December 2007 to 88% in September 2009, officials said.


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