Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • JH Chudleigh,

  • DJ Gould,

  • R Grol,

  • D Moralejo


Dr Jane Chudleigh, Lecturer in Child Health, Department of Child Health, City University, London, UK. J.Chudleigh@city.ac.uk.

Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

  • To estimate the short term (<6 months) effects of strategies to improve hand hygiene compliance

  • To estimate the long term (>6 months) effects of strategies to improve hand hygiene compliance

  • To estimate the effects of strategies to improve hand hygiene compliance on rates of health-care related infection in patients/clients.

  • We will also explore the effect of variables that might influence the success of interventions such as setting (for example, community, ambulatory, in-patient or intensive care unit) and outbreak or non-outbreak situations.