Variability in the Hawthorne effect with regard to hand hygiene performance in high- and low-performing inpatient care units.

@article{Kohli2009VariabilityIT,
  title={Variability in the Hawthorne effect with regard to hand hygiene performance in high- and low-performing inpatient care units.},
  author={Erol Kohli and Judy A Ptak and Randall Smith and Eileen A Taylor and Elizabeth A. Talbot and Kathryn B. Kirkland},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={222-5}
}
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE. To determine the impact of known observers on hand hygiene performance in inpatient care units with differing baseline levels of hand hygiene compliance. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Three inpatient care units, selected on the basis of past hand hygiene performance, in a hospital where hand hygiene observation and feedback are routine. PARTICIPANTS Three infection control practitioners (ICPs) and a student intern observed hospital staff. METHODS Beginning in… CONTINUE READING

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