Efficacy of an alcohol/chlorhexidine hand hygiene program in a hospital with high rates of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection

R Michael Whitby and Mary-Louise McLaws
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00222.x
Published online: 6 March 2006

To the Editor: We congratulate Johnson et al on their article, which illustrates a successful hand hygiene program associated with a fall in transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms.1 Their publication is significant for three reasons:

  • R Michael Whitby1
  • Mary-Louise McLaws2

  • 1 Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woollongabba, QLD 4120
  • 2 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052.



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