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Individual Monitoring Improves and Sustains Hand Hygiene (HH) Compliance and Correlates with a Reduction in Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Multicenter Study

      BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene (HH) is a cornerstone of infection prevention (IP). Despite growing evidence that improved hand hygiene compliance (HHC) reduces healthcare associated infections (HAIs), compliance is low at many institutions. To drive improvement, sites track HHC rates and provide feedback to staff. Electronic HH systems are capable of continuous monitoring and not subject to bias inherent to direct observation (DO). This study evaluates a badge-based, electronic HH monitoring system capable of group and individual reporting on HHC and HAIs across three hospitals.
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