Western Australian Public Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance

Graph: WA public hospital hand hygiene compliance

Table: Western Australian public hospital hand hygiene compliance
2015 average 2016 average 2017 average 2018 average 2019 average Audit 3 2020 
WA public hospital compliance 80.4% 83.5% 84.3% 85.0%  85.3%  86.1%

*WA benchmark 80%

What do these figures show?

The average hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers employed in WA public hospitals. The most recent audit period is Audit 3 2020 (July – October 2020).  

64 Hospitals participated in this audit period. A total of 30,633 moments were submitted.

The average compliance rate was observed to be 86.1%. 

Data suggests that WA healthcare workers compliance rate has increased since 2015. Healthcare worker compliance continues to be above that of the state benchmark. 

The red line in the graph shows the WA benchmark.

Reports on hand hygiene

Last reviewed: 17-12-2020
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