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National hand hygiene audit data - latest data now available

Hand hygiene is an essential element of infection prevention and control practice and one of the easiest activities to undertake, with appropriate guidance.

Hand hygiene compliance is assessed against a national benchmark set by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council; the current national benchmark is 80%. There are three national hand hygiene audits conducted each year. The latest report on audit data for the period April 2023 to June 2023 is now available. 

Aggregated data for Audit Two 2023 (1 April 2023 to 30 June 2023) are now available.

Data from previous audit periods are shown below:

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