Environmental contamination and hospital-acquired infection: factors that are easily overlooked

There is an ongoing debate about the reasons for and factors contributing to healthcare-associated infection (HAI).

It appears that these infections are complex and their investigation involves multidisciplinary teams, including:

  • Hospital doctors

  • Infection control nurses

  • Microbiologists

  • And, this may surprise you….. architects, engineers, and expertise in building design.

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