The data are derived from audits of hand hygiene ‘moments’ that were conducted in public hospitals between April 2010 and June 2020 under the National Hand Hygiene Initiative, established by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Data are presented by moment type and by health care worker type.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/4/2010 to 30/6/2020

Geographical coverage



Data availability

  • Publications

Summary tables published in electronic form

There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) aims to educate and promote correct hand hygiene practice in all Australian hospitals and includes auditing and reporting processes for hospitals to measure how they are performing against the benchmark determined by the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council. This benchmark has been progressively increasing and is now set at 80%. 



Metadata information

Specifications are being developed in METeOR format.

External links and information 

National Hand Hygiene Initiatve


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