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From: The Boston Globe

Daily check up: Handwashing, a sympathetic act

The Boston Globe:

A study in Psychological Science suggests that, to get doctors to wash their hands more regularly, hospitals could appeal to their sympathies, changing the message from “wash your hands to protect yourself” to “wash your hands to protect your patients.” The study compared the effectiveness of those slogans when posted in hospitals. The patient-focused sign was associated with a 33 percent increase in the use of soap and disinfectant over two weeks, Anahad O’Connor reports on the New York Times Well blog.

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