Special or Theme Issue

Understanding the Role of Facility Design in the Acquisition and Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.

Clancy CM; Stichler JF; Hall KK; Kamerow DB; Zimring C; Jacob JT; Denham ME; Cowan DZ; Kasali A; Lenfestey NF; Do E; Steinberg JP; Hamilton DK; Foster M.

Articles in this special supplement draw from AHRQ-funded efforts to reveal how designing around space and human factors can reduce the spread of health care–associated infections. Design interventions described include air filtration systems, decontamination of water sources, and antimicrobial surfaces.