Priority 1 from the Healthcare Associated Infections project
|UNCERTAINTY: How can infections be identified early? (Priority 1)
|JLA question ID
|Early identification of infection can help with early treatment and avoid unnecessary treatment in people without infection in the primary care, secondary care, or community setting, isolation of people who carry communicable infections in hospital. Further studies are necessary to find out how the infection can be detected early.
Systematic review: Yes, but only for respiratory virus infection. Huang et al. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Oct;24(10):1055-1063.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this project
|Original uncertainty examples
|In critically ill patients with an inflammatory response what are the best biomarkers to guide which patients don't have an infection. ~ In hospitalised patients, can we identify pathogens driving infection faster and start appropriate treatment earlier? ~ Are there better ways of determining when an infection is over- so we can stop antibiotics earlier.
|Patients x 2, Healthcare Professionals x 3, Miscellaneous x 2
|Project unique ID
|Healthcare Associated Infections
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this project.
|259 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|28 February 2019