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Legionella and risk management in hospitals - A bibliographic research methodology for people responsible for built environments and facility management

Leiblein, T and Tucker, MP and Ashall, MC and lee, SB and Gollnisch, C and Hofer, S (2016) Legionella and risk management in hospitals - A bibliographic research methodology for people responsible for built environments and facility management. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. ISSN 1618-131X

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Abstract

An ongoing research project investigates the roles and duties of persons responsible for the built environment with respect to risk management of water systems and Legionella prevention from a facility management’s perspective. Our literature review provides an approach for selecting and analysing abstracts of initially 177 journal articles, subjected to certain topic-specific inclusion and exclusion criteria. Different decision strategies of either logic ‘yes/no’, Boolean operators ‘OR’ or ‘AND’ and decisions for single counts or cumulative counts of the identified three principal keywords ‘Legionella’, ‘hospital’ and ‘water’, were completed. A final list of ten principal reference articles from 29 journals was compiled. It suggests that the interconnected perspective of water systems, Legionella and hospitals seems to be underrepresented in the field of the built environment and facility management. The term ‘stakeholder’, which would refer to decision-makers, was not found more than once. Our result is a useful summary of established sources of information on environmental Legionella research. The results can be helpful for those new to the topic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1117 Public Health And Health Services
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 23:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3975

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