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Do Patients Feel Comfortable Asking Healthcare Workers to Wash Their Hands?

Item

Title

Do Patients Feel Comfortable Asking Healthcare Workers to Wash Their Hands?

Date

2012

Volume

33

Bibliographic Citation

33 Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 1282 (December 2012)

Abstract

More than 1.7 million hospitalized patients develop healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) each year in the United States. Appropriate hand hygiene by healthcare workers (HCWs) is associated with reduced rates of HAI, but it is challenging to sustain.