NICU hand hygiene improvements reduce MRSA in study

05/23/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Maintaining a hand hygiene compliance rate of more than 80% was linked to a 48% decrease in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition in a single-center neonatal ICU study reported in the American Journal of Infection Control. Compliance was tied to the prevention of 1.3 cases per month and savings of $66,397 in health care costs.

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