Evaluating the economics of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative

Graves, Nicholas, Barnett, Adrian, White, Katherine, Jimmieson, Nerina L., Page, Katie, Campbell, Megan, Martin, Elizabeth, Rashleigh-Rolls, Rebecca, Grayson, Lindsay, & Paterson, David (2012) Evaluating the economics of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative. Healthcare Infection, 17, pp. 5-10.

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The National Hand Hygiene Initiative, implemented in Australia in 2009, is currently being evaluated for effectiveness and cost-effectiveness by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Data from a wide range of sources are being harvested to address the research questions. The data are observational and appropriate statistical and economic modelling methods are being used. Decision makers will be provided with new knowledge about how hand hygiene interventions should be organised and what investment decisions are justified. This is novel research and the authors are unaware of any other evaluation of hand hygiene improvement initiatives. This paper describes the evaluation currently underway.

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ID Code: 49671
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Originally, this article was published under Elizabeth Stephens's name.
Keywords: Economic evaluation, Healthcare acquire infection, Hand hygiene
DOI: 10.1071/HI12003
ISSN: 1835-5625
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Infection Control Association
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2012 22:20
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2017 12:02

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