In 2006 the Facility Guidelines Institute introduced the requirement that all hospital patient rooms be designed for single-patient use. Ten years later, the requirement is standard practice and other countries have adopted versions of the requirement. With a recent focus on the high cost of construction and limited capital resources in the United States, should FGI revisit this mandate? Researchers will present what they learned from a study of the implementation of the single-patient room as a minimum requirement.
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