Published Online: September 3, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3641
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Longtin, Farquet, Gayet-Ageron, Sax, and Pittet. Acquisition of data: Longtin and Farquet. Analysis and interpretation of data: Longtin, Farquet, and Gayet-Ageron. Drafting of the manuscript: Longtin. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Farquet, Gayet-Ageron, Sax, and Pittet. Statistical analysis: Longtin and Gayet-Ageron. Administrative, technical, and material support: Longtin, Farquet, and Pittet. Study supervision: Longtin, Sax, and Pittet.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was partially supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant No. 3200B0-122324/1) for hand hygiene research activities.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented in part at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Abstract K-510); September 12, 2010; Boston, Massachusetts.
Additional Contributions: We thank all health care workers at HUG who agreed to participate in the survey and Rosemary Sudan, DipComm, for expert editorial assistance.