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Table 2 Waiting room default characteristics

From: Potential for airborne transmission of infection in the waiting areas of healthcare premises: stochastic analysis using a Monte Carlo model

Characteristic Default value Standard deviation
Length of room 8.00 m n.a.
Width of room 6.00 m n.a.
Height of room 2.75 m n.a.
Volume of room 132.00 m3 n.a.
Room ventilation rate 4.0 Air changes per hour (outside air) n.a.
Mean number of susceptibles 19 10
Mean pulmonary ventilation rate 0.48 m3/h [25] 0.20 m3/h [25]
Mean waiting time 30 minutes 10 minutes
  1. n.a. = not applicable