Improved ICU design reduces acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria: a quasi-experimental observational study

@inproceedings{Levin2011ImprovedID,
  title={Improved ICU design reduces acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria: a quasi-experimental observational study},
  author={Phillip D. Levin and Mila Golovanevski and Allon E. Moses and Charles L Sprung and Shmuel Benenson},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION The role of ICU design and particularly single-patient rooms in decreasing bacterial transmission between ICU patients has been debated. A recent change in our ICU allowed further investigation. METHODS Pre-move ICU-A and pre-move ICU-B were open-plan units. In March 2007, ICU-A moved to single-patient rooms (post-move ICU-A). ICU-B remained unchanged (post-move ICU-B). The same physicians cover both ICUs. Cultures of specified resistant organisms in surveillance or clinical… CONTINUE READING