Hand hygiene-beliefs or science?

@article{Hugonnet2000HandHO,
  title={Hand hygiene-beliefs or science?},
  author={St{\'e}phane Hugonnet and Didier Pittet},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 7},
  pages={350-6}
}
Over a century has passed since Ignaz P. Semmelweis demonstrated the association between hand hygiene and nosocomial infections, but this simple procedure is still not recognized by many healthcare workers as one of the most important measures to prevent cross-transmission of microorganisms. A relatively large amount of research has been done, in particular to try to understand why compliance remains so low, in order to implement successful promotion campaigns. This research has generated a… CONTINUE READING

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