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  • Published February 2018

An integrative review exploring the perceptions of patients and healthcare professionals towards patient involvement in promoting hand hygiene compliance in the hospital setting.

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Patients are being encouraged to speak up about safety concerns as part of broader efforts to engage patients in safety programs. This review of studies of patient engagement in hand hygiene programs found some evidence that patients are willing to raise concerns regarding hand hygiene, especially with nurses, but also identified factors that might inhibit patient willingness to discuss these issues with their providers.

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