Minimum requirements for hospitals

Effective prevention of HAIs requires certain standards in hospitals, for example setting down how hospital hygiene should be organised and how people have access to recommendations and guidelines.

Swissnoso is defining the minimum requirements to be met by hospitals on the basis of data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The standards are being drawn up with the involvement of various key players (medical societies, the GDK, H+ and others) and will be made available to the cantons and hospitals by the end of 2019.

Last modification 03.12.2019

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