No correlation between alcoholic hand rub consumption and compliance in 73 German ICU's

C. Reichardt, S. Sroka, N. Mönch, F. Schwab, M. Behnke & P. Gastmeier
Background: There are two systems available to determine hand hygiene (HH) compliance: direct measurement by observing of HH opportunities (HHO) in clinical practice and measurement of alcoholic hand rub consumption (AHC) as a surrogate parameter. Hospitals participating in the German national HH campaign[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]