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September 16th, 2011

Podcast 130: If you’re a clinician concerned about health costs, wash your hands — don’t just wring them

Health Affairs has a study in which a few simple, but rigorously followed patient-care procedures in a pediatric ICU dropped infection rates, mortality, lengths of hospital stay, and total costs. Sound too good to be true? Well, it wasn’t exactly easy, but the results were real and measurable. Listen in and see whether this could work for you and your institution.

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2 Responses to “Podcast 130: If you’re a clinician concerned about health costs, wash your hands — don’t just wring them”

  1. mohamed says:

    Hand washing is the most successful way to prevent and decrease health care worker infection
    wash hand before and after touching your patients.

    Compliance of health care workers is essential to drop the rate of infection and shorten patient stay in hospital.

  2. Carmen Gracida says:

    Totally agree, I believe that washing hands is doctor’s responsibility for patient care

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