Hand Hygiene
Challenge 2A
Hand hygiene

Executive summary

The Problem Hand hygiene compliance in most hospitals is less than 50%, a significant contributor to the annual healthcare associated infection (HAI) rates of 7.1% in Europe and 4.5% in the United States. This translates to 37,000 deaths in European countries (Hand Hygiene, 2020) and nearly 99,000 deaths in the U.S.

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