Study Title and Description
Temporal effects of antibiotic use and hand rub consumption on the incidence of MRSA and Clostridium difficile.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Temporal effects of antibiotic use and hand rub consumption on the incidence of MRSA and Clostridium difficile.|
|Author||Vernaz N., Sax H., Pittet D., Bonnabry P., Schrenzel J., Harbarth S.|
|Country||Pharmacy Department, University of Geneva Hospitals and Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland.|
Pubmed ID: 18468995
Secondary Publication Information
There are currently no secondary publications defined for this study.
Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
|Question... Follow Up||Answer||Follow-up Answer|
|Study Design||Before-after time series analysis|
|Population||Primary and tertiary care teaching hospital|
|Category of Intervention||Transmission Interruption - Hand washing|
|Intervention||Promotional campaigns to encourage use of alcohol-based hand rub|
|Findings||No association between alcohol-based hand rub and CDI incidence|
|Quality Issues||Retrospective, no concurrent control|
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.