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Safety Culture and Hand Hygiene: Linking Attitudes to Behavior

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Elizabeth Lee Daugherty*
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Lori A. Paine
Affiliation:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Lisa L. Maragakis
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
J. Bryan Sexton
Affiliation:
Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina; and Department of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
Cynthia S. Rand
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
*Corresponding
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1830 East Monument Street, Room 549, Baltimore, MD 21205 (edaughe2@jhmi.edu)

Abstract

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