Standards and guidelines

Effectively preventing HAIs means having evidence-based standards and guidelines in place in hospitals to help coordinate efforts across the country and, for example, set down how hospital hygiene should be organised.

Minimum requirements for hospitals

A catalogue defines uniform national minimum requirements for the optimum prevention and control of HAI in acute-care hospitals.

Operational targets for hospitals

The federal government and its partners want to define targets. In doing so they are formulating a shared vision of how the overall rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is to be reduced in Switzerland.

Last modification 03.12.2019

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