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Table 4 Rate in% (no. of observations) of pre- and post-intervention compliance with procedures in equine hospitals

From: A pre- and post-intervention study of infection control in equine hospitals in Sweden

Procedure Period1 Ward2 Hospital A B C
Dress code Pre S 92 (96) ND NA4
   D NA4 ND NA
  Post S 100 (226) 99.6 (231) 100 (35)
   D 100 (92) 99.6 (255) 100 (50)
   NS -- -- 100 (50)
Personal appearance Pre S 100 (96) ND NA
   D ND ND NA
  Post S 100 (226) 99.1 (231) NA
   D 100 (92) 98.0 (251) NA
Hand hygiene3 Pre S 9.6 (96) ND NA
   D ND ND NA
  Post S ND 99.6 (231) 37 (35)
   D 32 (92) 87.1 (256) 24 (50)
   NS -- -- 22 (59)
Hand washing3 Pre S ND NA NA
   D 100 (2) NA NA
  Post S 100 (26) NA NA
   D 100 (49) NA NA
Glove use Pre S ND ND 5
   D ND ND  
  Post S ND 96.4 (229)  
   D ND 98.4 (190)  
  1. 1‘Pre’ denotes pre-intervention observations, ‘Post’ post-intervention observations.
  2. 2S = stationary ward, D = day patient ward, NS = not specified.
  3. 3Hand hygiene was equal to hand washing and/or sanitising in hospitals B and C. In hospital A it was split into two procedures, hand sanitising (in the table = hand hygiene) and hand washing.
  4. 4ND = not performed, or observation interpretation was not according to procedure, NA = not applicable, due to lack of procedure.
  5. 5Hospital C, glove use see Results, Purchase figures and observations.