• Study
  • Published March 2019

Flawed self-assessment in hand hygiene: a major contributor to infections in clinical practice?

This survey study found that physician and nurse self-assessments of their hand hygiene was better than their observed adherence with hand hygiene guidelines. Participants also rated their own hand hygiene higher, on average, than their peers. The authors recommend more direct observation of hand hygiene to prevent health care–associated infections.

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