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Private ICU Rooms Slash HAI Rates by Half
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Hospitals with multi-bed intensive care units are well advised to convert to single bed private rooms with their own sinks, according to authors of a study that found such a transition resulted in a 54% decline in rates for three types of hospital-acquired bacterial infections.

“Conversion to single rooms can substantially reduce the rate at which patients acquire infectious organisms while in the ICU,” wrote Dana Teltsch and colleagues at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.