The vast majority of patients have never asked a physician or other health professional if they washed their hands before a physical exam or medical procedure, said a survey released in September.
Only 21% of patients have asked about hand hygiene in the hospital, and just 17% have inquired about hand-washing at their doctor’s office, said the nationwide online survey of 1,020 U.S. adults. Fewer than 10% of patients said they ask “frequently” or “all the time.”
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