Involving the patient to ask about hospital hand hygiene: a National Patient Safety Agency feasibility study.

@article{Pittet2011InvolvingTP,
  title={Involving the patient to ask about hospital hand hygiene: a National Patient Safety Agency feasibility study.},
  author={Didier Pittet and Sukhmeet S. Panesar and Ken Wilson and Yves Longtin and Tammy L Morris and Vivienne Allan and Julie Ann Storr and Kevin Cleary and Liam Donaldson},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={299-303}
}
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) affect at least 300,000 patients annually in the UK and represent a significant, yet largely preventable, burden to healthcare systems. Hand hygiene by healthcare workers (HCWs) is the leading prevention measure, but compliance with good practice is generally low. The UK National Patient Safety Agency surveyed the public, inpatients, and HCWs, particularly frontline clinical staff and infection control nurses, in five acute care hospitals to determine… CONTINUE READING
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