# Calculating the True Cost of 200 Direct Observations Per Unit Per Month in 7 Steps

With the Leapfrog hand hygiene standard requiring 200 direct observations per unit per month for inpatient units; up to 200 observations per month for emergency department units based on the number of visits per month and up to 200 observations per unit per month for areas where the monthly occupancy rate fluctuates (e.g., PACU, outpatient units), many healthcare organizations are tying to calculate real costs of direct observation as required to meet the standard.

Click here to see how to calculate the costs –> HHM March 2021 – Calculating the True Cost of 200 Direct Observations Per Unit Per Month in 7 Steps