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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

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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).

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