November 16, 2017

How Smart Bathroom Design Controls the Spread of Hospital Infections

Every day, one in 25 hospital patients recovering from surgery or illness gets sick from a new infection. These healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) lead to thousands of deaths — and cost hospitals nearly $10 billion — every year.

Because germs often thrive in hospital water systems and bathrooms, smart bathroom design is critical for controlling HAIs. This infographic demonstrates a few ways architects, designers and engineers can help slow the spread of HAIs and improve patient outcomes.

How Smart Bathroom Design Controls the Spread of Hospital Infections

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