Handhygiene (HH) is the cornerstone of infection prevention. Friendly competition between hospitals can lead to an increase in compliance of HH.
Demonstrating that relocation of patients from multiple occupancy rooms in an old hospital to single bedrooms in a new hospital will have a significant positive effect on the bacterial contamination of the patient rooms, and hence on the number of patients infected/colonized with resistant and/or susceptible microorganisms.
o 100% compliance with the hand hygiene regulations
o 100% compliance with clothing requirements (including hand and wrist jewelry)
The main study endpoint is to show a significant increase over time in hand hygiene compliance