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Doctor, do you have a moment? National Hand Hygiene Initiative compliance in Australian hospitals

Mary-Louise McLaws and Syed Azim
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (5): 265. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00853
Published online: 1 September 2014

In reply: Doctors' low rate of compliance with hand hygiene practice at the hospital level will continue to be concealed as long as rates for health care professional groups are aggregated. Neither the Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) website nor the MyHospitals website provides the individual hospital rates for nurses and doctors separately and by moment for independent public scrutiny.

  • Mary-Louise McLaws
  • Syed Azim

  • School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: m.mclaws@unsw.edu.au

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