Impact of the Environment on Infections in Healthcare Facilities

Jul 01, 2006

Objective: To examine how nosocomial infections spread among hospitalized patients via environmental routes and whether the design of the hospital plays a part in preventing the incidence and spread of infections.

Methods: Literature review of peer reviewed journal articles and research reports published in medicine, infection control, architecture, and epidemiology publications. Interview with industry experts.

Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The Center for Health Design

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