What do the statistics mean?

Rates

Hand hygiene compliance rates for in-patient units are calculated for all Ontario hospitals, as percentages, using the following formula:

# of times hand hygiene performed x 100

# of observed hand hygiene indications

These percentages reflect:

  1. hand hygiene before initial patient/patient environment contact by combined health care provider type (e.g., nurses, allied health professionals, physicians, etc.)

  2. hand hygiene after patient/patient environment contact by combined health care provider type (e.g., nurses, allied health professionals, physicians, etc.)

Numbers

These numbers represent the number of times hand hygiene was performed for a particular moment during the reporting period

 


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