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Mental models are psychological representations of situations which affect an individual's expectations and courses of action taken. Illustrating how mental models can hinder efforts to improve hand hygiene in health care, this commentary recommends designing around human factors to augment infection control.
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An integrative review of the current evidence on the relationship between hand hygiene interventions and the incidence of health care-associated infections.
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