Guidelines for Data Submission - Stand Alone Day Hospitals

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Objective:

To ensure the collection of representative hand hygiene compliance data collected as part of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative from freestanding day hospitals the following guidelines are recommended.

Day Hospital Size:

Peer Group
Definition
Large
Stand alone facility performing >5,000 procedures per annum
Medium
Stand alone facility performing 2,000 -5,000 procedures per annum
Small
Stand alone facility performing <2,000 procedures per annum

*adapted from the Australian Hospital Peer Groupings, AIHW 2008

Target Number of Moments for Day Hospitals:

Day Hospital size
Required number of HH audits per year
Required number of HH observations per facility each audit
Large
3
350
Medium
3
200
Small
3
100

Recommendations:

  • Facility Hand Hygiene Project Coordinator to determine facility size, according to peer grouping guidelines above.
  • Target number of moments to be collected as per table above, dependant on facility size.
  • Collection of target number of moments will be comparable to hospitals of the same peer grouping collecting data in their Day Procedure Unit.
  • Compliance data to be collected & submitted as per Hand Hygiene Australia manual.