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Research Christmas 2013: Research

The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7198 (Published 14 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7198

Re: The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study

I would be interested to know whether individuals eating the candy washed their hands directly before consuming it.
A Nurses' station is not a particularly clean area, especially when considering potential for contamination of keyboards and telephones.

Competing interests: I am paid to tell individuals providing medical care to wash their hands.

24 December 2013
R. Madych
Consultant
Madych Associates Inc.
Storrs, CT USA