Big brother approach to hand hygiene

In this single site study, researchers compared hand hygiene rates (captured by camera audits) before and after a continuous electronic display of compliance. The compliance rates increased from <10% to >80% (and was sustained for over a year. This is an impressive long term compliance rate for hand hygiene, based on a “big brother” approach (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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