*There are no benchmarks for Hand Hygiene. The current internal goal is 90% due to potential inaccuracies in the measurement system.
Note that different hospitals measure hand hygiene performance differently, so that rates may not be directly comparable. BIDMC's hand hygiene performance rate is calculated by observing staffs' usage of soap and water or hand sanitizer before and after patient contact. While some individual units have achieved or surpassed goal in each period, there are enough outliers that we have not met our overall goal. Hand hygiene performance continues to show some improvement in all patient care units, most significantly in the intensive care units, but we won't be satisfied until we reach our goal in all units.