Improved Hand Hygiene to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections

@article{Abdellatif2007ImprovedHH,
  title={Improved Hand Hygiene to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections},
  author={Ahmed Abdellatif and James Philip Bagian and Enrique Ruelas Barajas and Michael R. Cohen and Diane D. Cousins and Charles R. Denham and Kaj Essinger and Giorgi Gegelashvili and Helen Glenister and Carolyn Hoffman and Diana Horvath and Tawfik Ahmed Muthafer Khoja and Niek S. Klazinga and Chien Earn Lee and Tebogo Kgosietsile Letlape and Beth Lilja and Henri R. Manasse and M. Rashad Massoud and Ross McL Wilson and Andr{\'e} Cezar Medici and Ali Jaffer Mohammad and William B. Munier and Margaret Murphy and Melinda L. Murphy and Zulma Ortiz and Diane C. Pinakiewicz and Didier Pittet and Shmuel Reznikovich and Barbara Rudolph and Susan E. Sheridan and Lui Siu-fai and Ronni P. Solomon and Per G. Svensson and Stuart Whittaker and Robin Youngson},
  journal={The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={460-463}
}

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