Why we don’t wash our hands

. . . Having a busy workload and being in a technical medical specialty increase the odds that a physician will not follow hospital handwashing guidelines, new research suggests . . .

. . . Adherence with hand hygiene guidelines averaged 57 percent, with internists having the highest rate – 87 percent — and anesthesiologists having the lowest – 23 percent.

Interesting new study on physician handwashing. At least I’m in the group with the highest compliance. I wonder if the increasing proliferation of the alcohol-based waterless solutions affects handwashing compliance.