Priority 13 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: Is screening and isolation of patients with antibiotic resistant bacteria effective (in decreasing transmission of infections and deaths)? (Priority 13)
Overall ranking 13
JLA question ID 0088/13
Explanatory note Screening and isolation of patients is highly resource intensive and can affect the isolated patients psychologically. It is important to know if it is effective. There is uncertainty in the effectiveness.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples Does screening and isolation of positive cases work?
Submitted by  1 x Healthcare Professional
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