Résultats de la 5ème campagne nationale pour la promotion de l'hygiène des mains dans les hôpitaux 2013

Last updated on 28-3-2024 by Lieke Vervoort
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Healthcare-associated infections are among the top 10 causes of hospital deaths worldwide [1]. According to the last point prevalence survey in Belgium executed in 2011, the prevalence rate of infected patients in Belgian acute care hospitals was 7.1% (95% confidence interval 6.1-8.3), resulting in an annual estimate of over 111,000 (95% confidence interval 73,556-159,292) infected patients in this setting [2]. Over the years, hand hygiene (HH) compliance has been recognised as the most important factor in preventing transmission of infection to patients in healthcare settings [3-6]. Unfort…

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