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A new role to reduce the incidence of health care-associated infection

Countless educational initiatives have been implemented both locally and nationally to inform health care staff at all levels of the importance of basic hygiene measures. In addition, a range of national standards and guidelines has been issued that give health care providers advice on current best practice (Department of Health, 2003, 2000a, 2000b; National Institute for Clinical Excellence, 2003).

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