The objective of this study is to determine what percentage of patient room entries and exits (opportunities) are attributed to health care personnel (HCP) and non-HCP. A total of 14,876 opportunities were observed by clinicians in 29 units of 16 hospitals. HCP accounted for 83.6%; 95% confidence interval, 81.3%-87.6%. This finding provides hospitals an initial baseline for HCP room traffic when implementing community-based automated hand hygiene monitoring and compliance improvement efforts.
Arbogast, James W., Lori Moore, Tracy Clark, Maria Thompson, Pamela Wagner, Elizabeth Young, Albert E. Parker, "Who goes in and out of patient rooms? An observational study of room entries and exits in the acute care setting,” American Journal Infection Control, 2019 May, 47(5): 585-587. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.10.013.