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

Hamilton DK, Stichler JF, eds. Health Environments Res Design J. 2013;7(suppl):1-154.

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.