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    HAND HYGIENE Japanese version

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    Health-care associated infections are a threat to patient safety and the most common adverse events resulting from a stay in the hospital.1 Approximately 5 to 10% of hospitalized patients in the developed world acquire such infections, and the burden of disease is even higher in developing countries. Proper use of hand hygiene is a critical to the prevention of these infections, but compliance among health care workers is most often below 40%....

    VIDEOS IN CLINICAL MEDICINE The New England Journal of Medicine, Yves Longtin, M.D., Hugo Sax, M.D., Benedetta Allegranzi, M.D., Franck Schneider, and Didier Pittet, M.D.
    N Engl J Med 2011; 364:e24March 31, 2011DOI: 10.1056/NEJMvcm0903599


    Thanks to the following persons for their contribution to the Japanese version: Takao Ichikawa, Marie Noëlle Chraiti, Bernard Villat