About the Journal

Hygiene & Medizin – Infection Control and Healthcare is the leading scientific journal focusing on applied hospital hygiene for the German speaking readership. For more than 30 years it has been the standard reference for all those engaged in the management and practice of infection control measures designed to protect patients, staff and the environment.

With its broad spectrum of articles, the journal aims to promote professional hygiene management, to encourage the dialogue between research, practice and industry and to elucidate quality assurance measures. Moreover, the journal covers current political issues in healthcare.

•    Clinical and technical hygiene
•    Prevention of nosocomial infections
•    Management of multiresistant pathogens
•    Surveillance
•    Efficacy testing of disinfectants and antiseptics
•    Hygienic safety of medical devices
•    Public health

The practical, timely and state-of-the-art publications and recommendations from professional societies make this journal an undispensable tool for ambulatory and in-patient medical facilities.

All manuscripts are subject to peer-review by members of the multidisciplinary and international Editorial Advisory Board, thus ensuring the high scientific standard of the articles and providing a platform for communication between the experts in this discipline.

The journal serves as the official publication of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH), the Working Group "Hygiene in Hospital and Medical Practice" of the AWMF and the Association for Applied Hygiene (VAH) thereby assuming the function of a pacemaker for spreading important developments in this field. In addition, the journal offers English abstracts of all major articles which can be viewed on this website.
A monthly publication schedule and a balanced structure of topics ensure that the expectations for comprehensive information of the readership are met.