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  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 33, Issue 12
  • December 2012, pp. 1282-1284

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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