Modelling spread of hospital bugs

By Susanna Jolly, BBC Science & Environment, 9 September 2015.

A new computer model predicts that multi-bed hospital wards increase bacterial hand contamination by 20% compared with single-bed wards.

The evidence that single-bed rooms are superior for infection control is not new. But they are not generally feasible, financially and practically.

Information from the predictive model could help change the way we clean our hospitals – a sort of “evidence-based cleaning”.

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