Research and analysis

Reducing healthcare associated infections: Design Bugs Out

Evaluation of 4 Design Bugs Out projects designed to help reduce hospital infections by making products easier and quicker to clean.

Applies to England



The Design Bugs Out (DBO) project brought together designers and manufacturers, with clinical specialists, patients and frontline NHS staff to help combat infections.

This report focuses on the four products – commode, patient chair, bedside cabinet and overbed table – which went through commercialisation and progressed to the evaluation phase in 8 hospitals.

Published 18 November 2011