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Hospitals installed more sinks to stop infections. The sinks can make the problem worse. | AHRQ Patient Safety Network

Hospitals installed more sinks to stop infections. The sinks can make the problem worse. | AHRQ Patient Safety Network

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  • Published October 2016

Hospitals installed more sinks to stop infections. The sinks can make the problem worse.


    Hospitals have sought to improve hand hygiene with interventions such as room design and sink placement. This news article reports how installation of sinks to enable more frequent handwashing has had unintended consequences and could actually contribute to the spread of bacteria.




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