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Safety Culture and Hand Hygiene: Linking Attitudes to Behavior

  • Elizabeth Lee Daugherty (a1), Lori A. Paine (a2), Lisa L. Maragakis (a1), J. Bryan Sexton (a3) and Cynthia S. Rand (a1) (a4)...

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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, Room 549, Baltimore, MD 21205 (edaughe2@jhmi.edu)

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