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Evidence base for hand hygiene

The cleanyourhands campaign has been designed taking into consideration seminal research in the area of hand hygiene. Please search for evidence via the NHS Evidence search box below. Alternatively, you can search the cleanyourhands repository which is below the NHS Evidence search box.


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cleanyourhands repository

Pittet D, Hugonnet S, Harbath S, et al.
Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene
Journal and volume
The Lancet 2000: 356(9238):1307-12
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  • Hand hygiene campaigns
  • Behaviour and compliance