How has the global hand hygiene improvement project progressed?

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This represents a snapshot of the current position of global hand hygiene improvement efforts, outlining facility progress and highlighting the value of such an assessment tool” Kilpatrick et al (2018).

Summary:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted two global surveys in 2011 and 2015 using the Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework (HHSAF). In 2011, 2119 health facilities from 69 countries participated; in 2015, 807 from 91 countries. A total of 86 facilities submitted results for both surveys; their overall score increased significantly (p<0.001) from 335.1 (SD±97.5) to 374.4 (SD±90.5). By WHO region, the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and Western Pacific all significantly (p<0.01) improved. This represents a snapshot of the current position of global hand hygiene improvement efforts, outlining facility progress and highlighting the value of such an assessment tool.

Reference:

Kilpatrick, C., Tartari, E., Gayet-Ageron, A., Storr, J., Tomczyk, S., Allegranzi, B. and Pittet, D. (2018) Global hand hygiene improvement progress: two surveys using the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework. The Journal of Hospital Infection. July 30th. .

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.036

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