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5 Studies Show How Direct Observation Inflates Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates Due to Hawthorne Effect

In today’s fast-paced, high-stress health care environment, it can be tempting to skip a hand wash if no one is looking. A hand wash is required when entering and leaving patient rooms, after touching a patient or equipment, and after removing gloves and handling specimens. Because germs may reside on virtually anything you touch – …

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