This is the percentage of opportunities where hospital care providers should and did wash their hands (soap and running water, or antibacterial gels), before and after patient contact, to prevent hospital-acquired infections. A higher percentage is better.
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Data source: The Self Reporting Initiative, Health Analytics Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For more information, please visit the Indicator Library.
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