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Table 2 Distribution of hand hygiene compliance among healthcare professionals in critical care units in the hospital

From: Implementation of the world health organization hand hygiene improvement strategy in critical care units

Critical care unit Hand hygiene compliance (%)
  Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
  Nurses Physicians Others Nurses Physicians Others Nurses Physicians Others Nurses Physicians Others
ICU 45 41 29 45 63 45 55 49 54 87 69 73
NICU 90 78 98 88 90 - 90 84 97 80 68 50
Burn Unit 71 50 - 80 50 - 78 - - 75 48 6
Kidney Center 42 - 66 70 - - 40 0 17 53 - 50
Compliance rate% (*) 63 (142/225) 56 (61/108) 65 (50/76) 73 (183/250) 78 (71/90) 45 (30/66) 61 (229/373) 52 (71/137) 57 (63/110) 76 (235/309) 59 (93/158) 55 (40/73)
  1. *Number of actions/opportunities for hand hygiene.