In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CADTH looked for studies on hand washing for health care workers to reduce the transmission of infection. One systematic review and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of hand washing with soap and water compared with hand sanitization solutions. Three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of hand washing with soap and water.

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Hand Washing for Health Care Workers to Reduce the Transmission of Infection: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

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