A cost comparison of hand hygiene regimens

Nurs Econ. Jul-Aug 2004;22(4):196-9, 204, 175.

Abstract

The cost and quality of two hand hygiene regimens were compared. A waterless alcohol-based rub was significantly less costly than traditional handwashing because of reduced time required, and was associated with significantly better quality.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / economics*
  • Antisepsis / methods
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Ethanol / economics*
  • Hand / microbiology
  • Hand Disinfection / methods*
  • Hand Disinfection / standards
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / economics*
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • New York City
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / standards
  • Skin Care / economics*
  • Soaps / economics*
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Soaps
  • Ethanol