Designing For Cleaner Hospitals

Designing For Cleaner Hospitals
Design

Hospitals can make you more sick than healthy bacause of bacteria on poorly cleaned surfaces. Design can help make cleaning easier with simpler more modular products.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 1 march 2010

A followup to our story on Friday about healthcare and design innovation. Besides overhauling healthcare insurance in the US, there may need to be hospital insurance. @issue recently reported findings from a US government estimate that one in ten hospital patients catch a hospital-borne infection. Those illnesses contribute to about 90,000 deaths in the US annually. And studies have shown that one-third of these infections are considered preventable. How? With thorough sanitizing of surfaces as a start.

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