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Do Patients Feel Comfortable Asking Healthcare Workers to Wash Their Hands?

  • Andrew Ottum (a1), Ajay K. Sethi (a1), Elizabeth A. Jacobs (a1) (a2), Sara Zerbel (a3), Martha E. Gaines (a4) and Nasia Safdar (a2) (a3)...
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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