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Electronic Monitoring of Individual Healthcare Workers’ Hand Hygiene Event Rate

  • Matthew P. Muller (a1), Alexander I. Levchenko (a2), Stanley Ing (a3), Steven M. Pong (a2) and Geoff R. Fernie (a2) (a4)...
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