The percentage of nosocomial-related out of total hospitalizations for rotavirus gastroenteritis and its association with hand hygiene compliance

Orith Waisbourd-Zinman, Shiri Ben-Ziony, Ester Solter, Gabriel Chodick, Shai Ashkenazi, Gilat Livni

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Abstract

Because the absolute numbers of both community-acquired and nosocomial rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) vary, we studied the percentage of hospitalizations for RVGE that were transmitted nosocomially as an indicator of in-hospital acquisition of the infection. In a 4-year prospective study, the percentage of nosocomial RVGE declined steadily, from 20.3% in 2003 to 12.7% in 2006 (P = .001). Concomitantly, the rate of compliance with hand hygiene increased from 33.7% to 49% (P = .012), with a significant (P < .0001) inverse association noted between the two trends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Diarrhea
  • hand hygiene
  • infection control
  • nosocomial infection

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