Intensive Care Medicine

, 32:2088 | Cite as

Compliance of health care workers to hand hygiene: awareness of being observed is important

  • Eric Maury
  • Nael Moussa
  • Choukri Lakermi
  • Frederic Barbut
  • Georges Offenstadt
Correspondence

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Maury
    • 1
  • Nael Moussa
    • 2
  • Choukri Lakermi
    • 2
  • Frederic Barbut
    • 3
  • Georges Offenstadt
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6ParisFrance
  2. 2.Réanimation MédicaleHôpital Saint-Antoine AP-HPParisFrance
  3. 3.UHLINHôpital Saint-Antoine AP-HPParisFrance

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