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June 12, 2015

Nearly 1 in 4 Hospitals Fail in Hand Hygiene

Nearly 1 in 4 Hospitals Fail in Hand Hygiene

Though hospitals' performance on hand-hygiene practices has improved, 23 percent still fail to meet all 10 best practices the Leapfrog Group outlines in its latest quality and safety report, according to the nonprofit organization. Urban hospitals "continue to outperform" their rural counterparts in compliance with the recommendations, and safe-practice adoption also varied widely from state to state, according to the report.