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How Smart Bathroom Design Controls the Spread of Hospital Infections

Many patients contract new illnesses from pathogens they contact during their stay. These healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) occur in every type of facility, and their impact can be devastating:

  • On any given day, about one in 25 patients has at least one healthcare-related infection1
  • In the most recent studies:
    • U.S. hospitals reported 722,000 HAIs
    • 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations2
    • HAIs cost hospitals $9.8 billion annually3

But HAIs can be prevented—and smart bathroom design can be a big factor in preventing them.

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