Operational targets for hospitals

The federal government and its partners have resolved to define operational targets. This is a major step forward in terms of establishing a coherent approach to combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) at the national level.

Hospitals can set their own priorities

The main idea behind these operational targets is to motivate the partners involved in implementation to systematically address HAIs. Hospitals are encouraged to set their own target reductions, comply more closely with preventive measures, and set up suitable HAI monitoring arrangements. They can set priorities in accordance with their own needs and requirements. Through these operational targets the partners involved in implementation will create a common vision of how the overall rate of HAIs is to be reduced in Switzerland.

Last modification 03.12.2019

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