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Table 4 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 (“Hospital Design and Construction”[Mesh]) OR construct* OR room* OR single patient OR architect* OR design* OR ward* OR privat* OR single bed
Size/Proximity = #2 (“Risk Factors”[MeSH Terms]) OR Room size OR square footage OR distance OR proximity
Infection = #3 (“Infection Control”[Mesh]) OR (“Cross Infection”[MeSH Terms])
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. Does a higher number of square meters per patient bed decrease the transmission/infection rate of healthcare-associated infections?