09 April 2015
Healthcare associated infections
Recruitment site location(s) (State)
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria
Anticipated date of first participant enrolment
01 May 2015
Ethics application status
Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are a major cause of avoidable costs, morbidity and deaths among hospital patients. In Australia 200,000 cases of HAI arise each year and 1.9 million hospital bed days are diverted to treat them. Reducing important HAI requires multiple evidence-based approaches. This study will evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of improving environmental cleaning, using an evidence-based bundle, to reduce HAI.