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In 11 major public and private Australian hospitals, what is the effect of an environmental cleaning bundle intervention on healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and on health care costs?

  • Recruitment status at the time of last update
  • What is the status of the ethics application?
    Ethics status: Approved
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    (Last updated: 15/3/2019)
  • Ethics status: Approved
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    Has the trial been updated in the last 6 months?
Key trial Information

Trial ID


Date registered

09 April 2015

Health condition

Healthcare associated infections

Recruitment countries


Recruitment site location(s) (State)

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria

Recruitment status


Anticipated date of first participant enrolment

01 May 2015

Ethics application status


Brief summary

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.


Key inclusion criteria

Acute hospitals that:
- have an intensive care unit accredited for advanced clinician training by the College of Intensive Care Medicine
- public hospitals - classified by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) as a ‘major hospital'
- private hospitals – over 200 in-patient beds
- have an established healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance program in place that collects data on SAB infections, CDI and VRE infections.

Minimum age

No limit

Maximum age

No limit


Both males and females

Key exclusion criteria

Hospitals that do not meet all of the inclusion criteria.

Contact details and further information

Primary Sponsor

Type: University
Name: Queensland University of Technology
Address: GPO Box 2434
Brisbane, QLD 4001
Country: Australia

Contact person for information and recruitment

Ms Alison Farrington
Queensland University of Technology
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001
+61 7 3138 6132