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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 2

Potential benefits of alcohol-based sinkless hand degerming agents

Soap and water handwashing Alcohol hand rub
Time required 30-120 seconds 10-30 seconds
Efficacy in degerming Good to very good Excellent
Acceptance by personnel Historically poor Good to excellent

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