69%: hospitals with perfect hand-hygiene compliance


69%: the percentage of hospitals that had perfect compliance with the Leapfrog Group employer coalition’s safe practices for hand hygiene in its 2013 annual quality survey of 1,437 U.S. hospitals.

The CDC estimates 2 million patients annually acquire hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), often spread by contaminated hands of healthcare workers.

Urban hospitals performed better than rural hospitals in compliance with Leapfrog’s standard.

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