Hand Hygiene compliance followed only 40% of the time

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It is widely known that high compliance with hand hygiene standards is considered to be the vital to any infection control strategy. Nevertheless, the compliance average in public places is approximately 40%. High workload combined with a lack of time have been suggested to be two possible causes of this. Scheithauer et al investigated the relationship between workload and compliance with hand hygiene, finding that compliance is inversely proportional to workload. (Scheithauer et al. 2017)

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Grahame White