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Standardized 100% single rooms in new hospital builds: a high-cost strategy with low use of showers

Published:April 17, 2023DOI:
      Audits of shower utilization in the medical wards of a 900-bed teaching hospital and mixed general wards of a 49-bed rural general hospital in the last year demonstrate that ≥62% inpatients did not take up the option of shower facilities for personal hygiene on any one day. The average daily non-use of showers was 86%.
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