2.Boyce, JM. Environmental contamination makes an important contribution to hospital infection. J Hosp Infect. 2007;65(suppl 2):50–54.
3.Mulvey, D, Redding, P, Robertson, C, et al.Finding a benchmark for monitoring hospital cleanliness. J Hosp Infect 2011;77(1):25–30.
5.Casey, AL, Adams, D, Karpanen, TJ, et al.Role of copper in reducing hospital environment contamination. J Hosp Infect 2010;74(1):72–77.
6.Schmidt, MG, Attaway, HH, Sharpe, PA, et al.Sustained reduction of microbial burden on common hospital surfaces through introduction of copper. J Clin Microbiol 2012;50(7):2217–2223.
7.Carling, PC, Bartley, JM. Evaluating hygienic cleaning in health care settings: what you do not know can harm your patients. Am J Infect Control 2010;38(5 suppl 1):S41–50.
8.Attaway, HH 3rd, Fairey, S, Steed, LL, Salgado, CD, Michels, HT, Schmidt, MG. Intrinsic bacterial burden associated with intensive care unit hospital beds: effects of disinfection on population recovery and mitigation of potential infection risk. Am J Infect Control 2012;40:907–912.
9.White, LF, Dancer, SJ, Robertson, C, McDonald, J. Are hygiene standards useful in assessing infection risk? Am J Infect Control 2008;36(5):381–384.
10.O'Gorman, J, Humphreys, H. Application of copper to prevent and control infection. Where are we now? J Hosp Infect 2012;81(4):217–223.
11.Weber, DJ, Rutala, WA. Self-disinfecting surfaces. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(1):10–13.
12.Karpanen, TJ, Casey, AL, Lambert, PA, et al.The antimicrobial efficacy of copper alloy furnishing in the clinical environment: a crossover study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(1):3–9.
13.Havill, NL, Moore, BA, Boyce, JM. Comparison of the microbiological efficacy of hydrogen peroxide vapor and ultraviolet light processes for room decontamination. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(5):507–512.