from Sickbert-Bennett et al. 2016
published in Emerg Infect Dis 2016; 22(9): 1628–1630
DOI 10.3201/eid2209.151440

Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections by Exceed-ing High Compliance with Hand Hygiene Practice

Higher hand hygiene-compliance standards will lead to lower HAI rates

Invstigation on wether the improvement of hand hygiene compliance from an already high level of >80% to above >95% could lead to a reduction in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The further improvement of hand hygiene compliance by 10% led to a significant hospital wide reduction of healthcare-associated infections by 6%.