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Defect Rates in Touchless Versus Mechanical Hand Hygiene Dispensers

  • Jan A. Roth (a1) (a2), Bettina Batzer (a1) (a2), Balthasar L. Hug (a2) (a3) and Andreas F. Widmer (a1) (a2)

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Address correspondence to Prof Dr Andreas F. Widmer, MS, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland (andreas.widmer@usb.ch).

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Defect Rates in Touchless Versus Mechanical Hand Hygiene Dispensers

  • Jan A. Roth (a1) (a2), Bettina Batzer (a1) (a2), Balthasar L. Hug (a2) (a3) and Andreas F. Widmer (a1) (a2)

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