Doctors still failing to scrub up

Not only are hospital doctors less likely than nurses to comply with the World Health Organization’s Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, but the more senior the doctor the less likely he or she is to wash their hands before examining a patient, local research found.

The study analysed data from Hand Hygiene Australia along with hand hygiene rates reported on the MyHospitals website.

Despite showing improvements since the National Hand Hygiene Initiative began in 2009, it found