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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
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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.
Year 2008
Numbers Pubmed ID: 18468995

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
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Country Switzerland
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Study Design Before-after time series analysis
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Population Primary and tertiary care teaching hospital
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Category of Intervention Transmission Interruption - Hand washing
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Intervention Promotional campaigns to encourage use of alcohol-based hand rub
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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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