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Two time-series analyses of the impact of antibiotic consumption and alcohol-based hand disinfection on the incidences of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and Clostridium difficile infection.



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3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Two time-series analyses of the impact of antibiotic consumption and alcohol-based hand disinfection on the incidences of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and Clostridium difficile infection.
Author Kaier K., Hagist C., Frank U., Conrad A., Meyer E.
Country Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. klaus.kaier@uniklinik-freiburg.de
Year 2009
Numbers Pubmed ID: 19236282

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
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Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Country Germany
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Study Design Before-after time series analysis
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Population Tertiary care teaching hospital
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Category of Intervention Transmission Interruption - Hand washing
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Intervention Alcohol-based gel
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings No association between alcohol-based hand rub and CDI incidence
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Quality Issues Retrospective, no concurrent control
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