Compliance of Health Care Workers with Hand Hygiene Practices: Independent Advantages of Overt and Covert Observers

@inproceedings{Pan2013ComplianceOH,
  title={Compliance of Health Care Workers with Hand Hygiene Practices: Independent Advantages of Overt and Covert Observers},
  author={Sung-Ching Pan and Kuei-Lien Tien and I-Chen Hung and Yu-Jiun Lin and W L Sheng and Ming-Jiuh Wang and S -S Chang and Calvin M. Kunin and Yee-Chun Chen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Evaluation and feedback of hand hygiene (HH) compliance are important elements of the WHO multimodal strategy for hospital infection control. Overt observation is recommended, but it may be confounded by Hawthorne effect. Covert observation offers the opportunity to decrease observer bias. In this study we conducted a one year hospital-wide HH promotion program that included medical students (MS) as covert observers. METHODS HH compliance for the five WHO indications was determined… CONTINUE READING
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