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REACH Project: Hand hygiene data

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These data were collected retrospectively for the REACH study, funded by the NHMRC GNT1076006, in 11 Australian hospitals, between 1 May 2015 and 30 July 2017. This single dataset is the complete record of hand hygiene compliance as provided by each hospital.

Hardware used to analyse data: Downloaded and provided by hospitals via their access and log in to Hand Hygiene Australia application.

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

Hand hygiene
Public health and health services
Health Economics

Cite this collection

Mitchell, Brett G; Hall, Lisa; White, Nicole; Barnett, Adrian; Halton, Kate; Paterson, David L; Riley, Tom V; Gardner, Anne; Page, Katie; Farrington, Alison; Gericke, Christian A; Graves, Nicholas (2019): REACH Project: Hand hygiene data. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/5c9c5f3aa44f8

Related information

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

Partner institution

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

Data file types

Types: 225 records of hand hygiene compliance at sites within the trial: 210 of monthly compliance at 9 hospitals; 15 of quarterly compliance at 2 hospitals. File format: xlsx. Size: 19KB


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© Queensland University of Technology, 2019.

Dates of data collection

From 01-01-2015 to 01-12-2017


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


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Published - Open Access