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Handwashing

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

Time Period Covered

  • 2020

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