Study: Sanitizing Products Help Baptist Memorial Hospital in Mississippi Reduce HAIs

Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Miss., reduced hospital-acquired infections and recorded cost savings through staff use of persistent antimicrobial hand-sanitizing lotion, according to a study published in this month's issue of Healthcare Purchasing News.

The study compared the nosocomial infection markers of a three-month period before staffwide use of Germ Pro hand sanitizing lotion and disinfectant spray, and a three-month period during the products' use. The hospital saw a reduction in infection of 43 percent and estimated annual cost savings of more than $1 million.

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