Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 25th, 2000
Although handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections in hospitals, the compliance rate is usually no more than 40%, according to M.L. Queiroz and colleagues. For this reason, they designed a study to assess handwashing behavior among health care workers (HCWs) in an adults' ICU at a private teaching hospital.
Specifically, they evaluated the effectiveness of having HCWs create persuasive phrases for a campaign. ...
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