Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections


Controlling Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals: Infection Control and Use of Antibiotics

Robert A. WeinsteinComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Cook County Hospital and Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ilinois, USA

Main Article

Table 1

Hospital personnel self-reported and observed handwashing ratesa

Handwashing after patient contact N (%)
Self-reported rate (n=123) 104 (85)
Estimate of co-workers' rate (n=123) 63 (51)
Observed rate (n=173) 48 (28)

aFrom Chicago Antimicrobial Resistance Project and from data adapted from Vernon et al. (7).

Main Article

Top of Page The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO