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REACH Project: Healthcare associated infections dataset 2019

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These data were retrospectively collected for the REACH study, funded by the NHMRC GNT1076006, in 11 Australian hospitals, between 16 July and 30 November 2017. This single dataset is the complete record of hospital-associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia and Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA) bacteraemia, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) infections and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) occurring between 1 May 2015 and 30 July 2017 at all participating hospitals.

Software used to analyse data: R, Microsoft Excel.


Access rights

Data is available for open access. For queries relating to the data, please contact Professor Adrian Barnett. For queries relating to the REACH project, please contact Alison Farrington (Research Project Manager).

Geographical area of data collection

Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, VIC; Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, WA; Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA; Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Chermside, QLD; John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW; Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, TAS; Northern Hospital, Epping, VIC; Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, QLD; Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Herston, QLD; St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Spring Hill, QLD; University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, VIC.


Mitchell BG, Hall L, White N, Barnett AG, Halton K, Paterson DL, Riley TV, Gardner A, Page K, Farrington A, Gericke C, Graves. An environmental cleaning bundle and health-care-associated infections in hospitals (REACH): a multicentre, randomised trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30714-X/fulltext

Research areas

Public health and health services
Clostridium difficile
Health Economics
Medical and health sciences
Healthcare associated infection

Cite this collection

Mitchell, Brett G; Hall, Lisa; White, Nicole; Barnett, Adrian; Halton , Kate; Paterson, David; Riley, Tom; Gardner, Anne; Farrington, Alison; Page, Katie; Gericke, Christian; Graves, Nicholas (2019): REACH Project: Healthcare associated infections dataset 2019. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/5c883949ee806

Related information

Australian Centre For Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) https://www.aushsi.org.au/

Partner institution

Australian Catholic University https://www.acu.edu.au/
Kimberly-Clark Professional https://www.kcprofessional.com.au/
University of Western Australia https://www.uwa.edu.au/
Wesley Medical Research https://www.wesleyresearch.org.au/
Avondale College http://www.avondale.edu.au/
Whiteley Corporation https://www.whiteley.com.au/
Ecolab Pty Ltd https://www.ecolab.com/

Data file types

Retrospective line data of incidence of MRSA bacteraemias, MSSA bacteraemias, VRE infections (sterile sites) and CDI from 1 May 2015 – 30 July 2017. File format: xlsx. Size: 223KB


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© Queensland University of Technology, 2019.

Dates of data collection

From 2015-05-04 to 2017-07-30


Has chief investigator
Nicholas Graves  (Researcher)


Name: Professor Adrian Barnett
Phone: +61 7 3138 6010


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Published - Open Access