Skip to main content


Table 3 Search strategy of MEDLINE via PubMed

From: Relationship between hospital ward design and healthcare-associated infection rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis

# Searches
Architecture = #1 (“Health Facility Environment”[Mesh]) OR construct* OR architect* OR design* OR ward*
Single patient room = #2 (“Patients’ Rooms”[Mesh]) OR single OR single patient OR privat* OR single bed
Infection = #3 (“Infection Control”[Mesh]) OR (“Cross Infection”[MeSH Terms]) OR transmiss* OR nosocomial*
Time limit = #4 Limit to “1990/01/01”[PDAT] : “2015/12/31”[PDAT]
Language limit = #5 Limit to (English[lang] OR French[lang] OR German[lang] OR Spanish[lang])
  #1 AND #2 And #3 AND #4
  1. Do single-patient rooms reduce the transmission/infection rate of healthcare-associated infections and/or colonization caused by multi-drug resistant organisms?