Priority 10 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: How can the development and severity of urinary tract infections in elderly be decreased? (Priority 10)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0088/10
Explanatory note Elderly people are more prone to develop urinary infections, which can lead to confusion and sepsis (spread of bacteria in the blood stream with potential to result in organ failure). There is uncertainty in how to prevent urinary tract infections and the severity of these infections.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples What can we do to lessen the incidence or severity of urinary tract infections in the elderly?
Submitted by 1 x Health professionals
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name 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