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Journal Article
Commentary

Why even good physicians do not wash their hands.

Redelmeier DA, Shafir E. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24:744-7.

Insufficient hand hygiene compliance is a universal problem in health care settings. This commentary discusses behavioral, affective, cognitive, and social factors that explain poor hand hygiene. The authors suggest that attention to these elements is required to implement sustainable improvement strategies.