Compliance of health care workers to hand hygiene: awareness of being observed is important

@article{Maury2006ComplianceOH,
  title={Compliance of health care workers to hand hygiene: awareness of being observed is important},
  author={Eric Maury and Nael Moussa and Choukri Lakermi and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Barbut and Georges Offenstadt},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={2088-2089}
}
Sir: Hand hygiene (HH) of health care workers (HCW) is of paramount importance to prevent crosstransmission of micro-organisms among hospital inpatients. However, the compliance to HH recommendations among HCW is often low [1, 2, 3]. Compliance to HH recommendations is generally assessed by an identified observer during open sessions, and the real impact of the Hawthorne effect in this setting is a matter of debate. A recent study reported that the awareness of being observed was a strong… CONTINUE READING

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