Doctors behind nurses in hand hygiene

A new study suggests medical staff in Australian hospitals consistently fail to meet compliance standards for the National Hand Hygiene Initiative.

The study found that only 66% of hospital doctors complied with appropriate hand hygiene, below the national threshold of 70%.

However, the study also found that the compliance rate of nurses to hand hygiene was well above the threshold at 83%, and this inflated the total average national rate.

Read more at University of New South Wales