E-learning may improve adherence to alcohol-based hand rubbing: a cohort study

Sussie Laustsen, Bo Martin Bibby, Brian Kristensen, Jens Kjølseth Møller, Ane Marie Thulstrup

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Sep
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)565-8
Antal sider3
ISSN0196-6553
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. sep. 2009

Fingeraftryk

Cohort Studies
Alcohols
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Denmark
Delivery of Health Care
Education

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Laustsen, Sussie ; Bibby, Bo Martin ; Kristensen, Brian ; Møller, Jens Kjølseth ; Thulstrup, Ane Marie. / E-learning may improve adherence to alcohol-based hand rubbing: a cohort study. I: American Journal of Infection Control. 2009 ; Bind 37, Nr. 7. s. 565-8.
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E-learning may improve adherence to alcohol-based hand rubbing: a cohort study. / Laustsen, Sussie; Bibby, Bo Martin; Kristensen, Brian; Møller, Jens Kjølseth; Thulstrup, Ane Marie.

I: American Journal of Infection Control, Bind 37, Nr. 7, 01.09.2009, s. 565-8.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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KW - Male

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