Hand-washing enforcement reduces infections at Cleveland hospital

09/7/2011 | Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

Since the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland hired four employees whose sole responsibility is to make sure caregivers wash their hands, the hospital's rate of bloodstream infections has decreased by two-thirds, according to this article. The hospital says 98% of medical-unit employees are complying with hand-washing guidelines.

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