The information is derived from audits of hand hygiene ‘moments’ that were conducted in public hospitals between July 2011 and October 2013 under the National Hand Hygiene Initiative, established by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/7/2011 to 1/10/2013

Geographical coverage

National and State;

  • NSW
  • VIC
  • QLD
  • WA
  • SA
  • TAS
  • ACT
  • NT

Data availability

  • Publications; 
  • Unit records are not available

Data scope

Hand Hygiene Australia prepared the data specifications. 
The AIHW also received hand hygiene data specifically for the MyHospitals website, administered by the National Health Performance Authority.


  • Admin data
  • Survey

External links and information 

Myhospitals website

Hand Hygiene Australia website


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