Posts Tagged ‘physician hand washing’

  • To Minimize Hospital Bacterial Infections, People Need to Wash Their Hands

    Negative Externalities: The Unexpected Economics of Hand Washing

    Dec 18, 12 • 231 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Environment, Health Care, Labor, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Sometimes economics can involve a lot more than money. My local hospital is engaged in a hand washing campaign. The problem is that physicians ignore the mandate, even more than nurses and other hospital personnel. Yes, a doctor is busy and a sink might not