from Walker et al. 2014
published in Am J Infect Control 42: 1074-1078
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.06.018

Hospital hand hygiene compliance improves with increased monitoring and immediate feedback

Direct feedback (group or individual) is an important factor in increasing IPC measures

The study investigated the efficacy and sustainability of a new hand hygiene monitoring program (HHMP) over 12 months. It was shown that HHC as one of the main factors to reduce healthcare associated infection (HAI) in hospitals can be improved by a comprehensive HHMP, including immediate feedback.