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Role of quality control circle in sustained improvement of hand hygiene compliance: an observational study in a stomatology hospital in Shandong, China

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, December 2016
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Title
Role of quality control circle in sustained improvement of hand hygiene compliance: an observational study in a stomatology hospital in Shandong, China
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13756-016-0160-1
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Authors

Peng Chen, Ting Yuan, Qinfeng Sun, Lili Jiang, Hongmin Jiang, Zhenkun Zhu, Zexin Tao, Haiyan Wang, Aiqiang Xu

Abstract

Hand hygiene is an important element of the WHO multimodal strategy for healthcare-associated infection control, whereas compliance of hand hygiene among healthcare workers (HCWs) remains a challenge to sustain. In order to increase the hand hygiene compliance of HCWs, a quality control circle (QCC) program was carried out in our hospital, and the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) method was applied for 12 months. Hand hygiene compliance rates improved over time, with significant improvement between preintervention (60.1%) and postintervention (97.2%) periods (P < 0.001). Nurses (88.3%) exhibited higher compliance than dentists (87.3%), and female (88.4%) HCWs were more likely to perform hand hygiene than males (85.6%), both P < 0.001. Overall hand hygiene compliance and observance of the five indications exhibited significant linear increases over time (P < 0.005). This study highlights the success of a multifaceted intervention, conducted by QCC program and PDCA method, which led to a significant improvement of hand hygiene compliance. Though training is the most basic intervention element, surveillance, evaluation and feedback should be explored as additional interventions to ensure that hand hygiene compliance is achieved and sustained at high levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 40%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Other 3 6%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 23%
Engineering 7 15%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 9 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 December 2016.
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#1,639,148
of 14,652,037 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#286
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#56,285
of 380,003 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#16
of 44 outputs
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