A DESIGN SCIENCE APPROACH TO REDUCING HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

Design Science is a problem solving discipline introduced by Buckminster Fuller that focuses on evaluating core goals of a problem.  Applied to reducing HAIs, it revealed inherent limitations of the existing disinfection approaches would restrict their abilities to reduce HAIs much below current levels.  However, it also found a slight shift in the disinfection goal offered a solution that shared none of earlier limitations and result in significant improvements in HAI reductions.  

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