The Lowbury lecture: behaviour in infection control.

  title={The Lowbury lecture: behaviour in infection control.},
  author={Didier Pittet},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={58 1},
The majority of healthcare-associated infections result from cross-transmission related to inappropriate patient-care practices. Improving practices frequently implies modifying healthcare workers' behaviour, a key challenge of today's infection control. To improve healthcare workers' compliance with practices, infection control should learn from the behavioural sciences. Social cognitive models can help to improve our understanding of human behaviour. Cognitive determinants that shape… CONTINUE READING