Strategy for improving and maintaining compliance with adequate hospital hand hygiene practices

M.A. Aldeyab, N. Baldwin, J.C. McElnay, M.G. Scott, M. McNally, M.P. Kearney

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3 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jan 2011

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Export Date: 15 September 2018


Correspondence Address: Aldeyab, M.A.; Clinical and Practice Research Group, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL, United Kingdom; email:

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  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • controlled study
  • hand washing
  • hospital hygiene
  • hospital infection
  • hospital personnel
  • letter
  • medical audit
  • nonhuman
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Great Britain
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Handwashing
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Infection Control

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