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Designing around space and human factors can reduce the spread of health care–associated infections. This article discusses ways to utilize multidisciplinary teams in facility design to augment the patient experience, reduce risks, and enhance care delivery.
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Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care.
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