Patients under contact precautions have an increased risk of injuries and medication errors: a retrospective cohort study

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Abstract

Contact precautions (CPs) may lead to adverse psychological effects, delays in access to services, and compromises in the quality of care and patient safety.1-3 These need to be balanced with the benefits in preventing transmission of resistant microorganisms. In this study, we aimed to quantify the effect of CPs on reported patient safety incidents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1118 - 1120
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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