Effect of intermittent deployment of an electronic monitoring system on hand hygiene behaviors in healthcare workers.


iDAPT, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]


Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare professionals is the most effective way to reduce healthcare-acquired infections. Electronic systems developed to increase hand hygiene performance show promise but might not maintain staff participation over time. In this study, we investigated an intermittent deployment strategy to overcome potentially declining participation levels.


Compliance,Electronic monitoring,Healthcare-acquired,Infection control,

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