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Hospitals report on their adherence to hand hygiene best practices identified by Leapfrog's National Hand Hygiene Expert Panel and adopted in part from the World Health Organization’s Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework.

These practices fall into the following five (5) domains:

  • Monitoring, including assessing compliance with hand hygiene technique
  • Feedback, including evaluations and use of compliance data
  • Training and Education, including demonstrations of technique
  • Infrastructure, including hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Culture, including leadership buy-in

Fact sheet on Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene bibliography


Reporting Period

  • 2021

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Outpatients (Patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day)

  • Adults and Children