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REACH Project: Anti-Microbial Usage data

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These data were collected retrospectively for the REACH study, funded by the NHMRC GNT1076006, in 9 Australian hospitals, between May 2015 and July 2017. This single dataset is the hospital-provided records of antimicrobial use throughout the trial.

Hardware used to analyse data: Provided to QUT as accessed by each hospital via their National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP) portal.

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
Health Economics
Anti-microbial usage

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: Anti-Microbial Usage data. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/5cb00decca010

Related information

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

Partner institution

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

Data file types

Types: Records of 11,859 months of antimicrobial use, reported per individual antibiotic per units used, per month. File format: xlsx. Size: 370KB


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© Queensland University of Technology, 2019.

Dates of data collection

From 01-05-2015 to 30-07-2017


Has chief investigator
Nicholas Graves  (Researcher)


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


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Published - Open Access