Automating measurement of hand hygiene compliance - The next big question for Australian hospitals

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Abstract

Until Australia’s national rate of hand hygiene compliance reaches 100 per cent, Australian hand hygiene experts must diligently review current approaches to hand hygiene promotion, education and monitoring, writes Professor Cathryn Murphy. In this article, Cathryn reviews international experience with automated measurement of hand hygiene activity and considers opportunities and risks associated with Australia adopting similar systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Australian Hospital Healthcare Bulletin
Issue numberWINTER
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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