One in five U.S. hospitals don't adequately prevent health care- associated infections, a new study on hand sanitizers suggests.
Researchers observed that only five percent of people washed their hands long enough to kill germs and prevent infections.
While a CDC report suggests that 77 percent of men wash their hands when leaving the restroom, new research has found that this figure increased to 86 percent among men who were primed with messages in bathrooms. Maria Lapinski, Michigan State University; Erin Maloney, University of Pennsylvania; Mary Braz, Westchester University; and Hillary Shulman, North Central College published their findings in Human Communication Research from a field study of college-aged men, according to Medical Xpress.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.