Installing alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers in classrooms does not lead to reductions in the rate of school absences in children, according to a study published in this week’s PLOS Medicine by researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
The researchers conducted a cluster randomized trial that that randomly assigned 68 city primary schools in New Zealand to the intervention or control group and measured the rate of school absence in children (aged 5–11 years) attending the participating schools.
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