Doctors less hygienic than nurses

Doctors have lower compliance rates than nurses when it comes to hand-hygiene, a new study looking into the effectiveness of World Health Organisation’s (WHO) hand hygiene program - that includes the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers - has found.

The study focused on 43 hospitals in five countries and found that since the program-related education initiative was introduced, hygiene has improved significantly in low, mixed and high-resourced, health-care settings.

The countries included in the study were Mali, Costa Rica, Italy, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Australia is among the 168 countries to have implemented the WHO guidelines for hygiene.

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