Kerbaj, J. et al. American Journal of Infection Control. Published online 9 December 2016
Background: Health care-associated infections are a major worldwide public health issue. Hand hygiene is a major component in the prevention of pathogen transmission in hospitals, and hand hygiene adherence by health care workers is low in many studies. We report an intervention using text messages as reminders and feedback to improve hand hygiene adherence.
Conclusions: Text message feedback should be incorporated into multimodal approaches for improving hand hygiene compliance.
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